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[oi-ler; German, Swedish oi-luh r] /ˈɔɪ lər; German, Swedish ˈɔɪ lər/
[German ley-awn-hahrt] /German ˈleɪ ɔnˌhɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1707–83, Swiss mathematician.
Ulf Svante von
[oo lf svahn-tuh fawn] /ʊlf ˈsvɑn tə fɔn/ (Show IPA),
1905–83, Swedish physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1970. Unabridged
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  • Euler and Lagrange spent their keen intellects upon them to no profit.

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
  • In mathematics do you look upon Euler, Laplace, or Gauss as fools?

    Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
  • In that case, we should cast doubt either on the census of Moses or on the calculations of Euler.

  • The alg referred to were according to Euler of the nostoc type.

  • The mathematician Euler could repeat the Aeneid of Virgil from beginning to end, containing nearly nine thousand lines.

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British Dictionary definitions for Euler


/German ˈɔɪlər/
Leonhard (ˈleːɔnhart). 1707–83, Swiss mathematician, noted esp for his work on the calculus of variation: considered the founder of modern mathematical analysis
Ulf (Svante) von (ʊlf fɔn). 1905–83, Swedish physiologist: shared the Nobel prize (1970) for physiology or medicine with Julius Axelrod and Bernard Katz for their work on the catecholamines: son of Hans von Euler-Chelpin
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Euler in Medicine

Euler Eu·ler (oi'lər), Ulf Svante von. 1905-1983.

Swedish physiologist. He shared a 1970 Nobel Prize for studies of nerve impulse transmission.

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Euler in Science
Swiss mathematician who made many contributions to numerous areas of pure and applied mathematics, physics, and astronomy. He was one of the first to develop the methods used in differential and integral calculus, and he introduced much of the basic mathematical notation still used today.
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