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de Broglie

[duh broh-glee, broh-glee, broi; French duh braw-glee]
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noun
  1. Louis Vic·tor [French lwee veek-tawr] /French lwi vikˈtɔr/.1892–1987, French physicist: Nobel Prize 1929.
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Historical Examples

  • Ah, this then was the story which Broglie was telling, and at which the ladies were laughing.

    The Conspirators

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • The Duchesse de Berry was laughing at a story which Broglie was telling her.

    The Conspirators

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • There the Count of Broglie soon joined him, in the name of France.

  • The Chteau of Broglie and the town of the same name is near Bernay.

    Rambles in Normandy

    Francis Miltoun

  • I have also a letter from M. Guizot written from Broglie on August 24.


British Dictionary definitions for broglie

Broglie

noun
  1. See de Broglie (def. 1)

de Broglie

noun
  1. Prince Louis Victor (lwi viktɔr). 1892–1987, French physicist, noted for his research in quantum mechanics and his development of wave mechanics: Nobel prize for physics 1929
  2. his brother, Maurice (mɔris), Duc de Broglie. 1875–1960, French physicist, noted for his research into X-ray spectra
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broglie in Science

Broglie

[brô-glē]
  1. French physicist who, influenced by Albert Einstein's concept that waves can behave as particles, proposed that the opposite was also true: that electrons, for example, can behave as waves. His work developed the study of wave mechanics, which was important in the development of quantum physics, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1929.
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