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Jacobi

[juh-koh-bee; for 2 also German yah-koh-bee] /dʒəˈkoʊ bi; for 2 also German yɑˈkoʊ bi/
noun
1.
Abraham, 1830–1919, U.S. pediatrician, born in Germany.
2.
Karl Gustav Jakob
[kahrl goo s-tahf yah-kawp] /kɑrl ˈgʊs tɑf ˈyɑ kɔp/ (Show IPA),
1804–51, German mathematician.
3.
Mary Corinna (Putnam) 1842–1906, U.S. physician (wife of Abraham Jacobi).
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  • India-rubber had been tried by Jacobi, the Russian electrician, as far back as 1811.

  • Flynn and Jacobi, the men Peter had sent away, were radicals and agitators.

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  • Some of them had enunciated Bolshevist doctrines as wild as any of Flynn's or Jacobi's.

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  • Flynn's jaw worked and his glance passed from Jacobi to Wells.

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  • Perhaps he was just a coward like Jacobi or a beaten bully like Shad.

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  • He voiced the opinion that either Flynn or Jacobi had brought in the liquor.

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  • After breakfast Jacobi hastened to arrange his toilet, and then they all went to church.

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  • She intended that there should be great hospitality in the parsonage-house—that was Jacobi's pleasure.

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  • He was for several years Jacobi's teacher, and each was much attached to the other.

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British Dictionary definitions for Jacobi

Jacobi

noun
1.
(dʒæˈkəʊbɪ). Sir Derek(George). born 1938, British actor
2.
(German) (jaˈkoːbi). Karl Gustav Jacob (karl ˈɡʊstaf ˈjaːkɔp). 1804–51, German mathematician. Independently of N. H. Abel, he discovered elliptic functions (1829). He also made important contributions to the study of determinants and differential equations
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Jacobi in Medicine

Jacobi Ja·co·bi (jə-kō'bē), Abraham. 1830-1919.

German-born American physician who established a children's clinic in New York (1860) and is considered the founder of American pediatrics. His wife, Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906), also a physician, helped expand opportunities for women in medical education.

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