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[luh-zhahn-der, -zhahnd; French luh-zhahn-druh]
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  1. A·dri·en Ma·rie [a-dree-an ma-ree] /a driˈɛ̃ maˈri/, 1752–1833, French mathematician.
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Examples from the Web for legendre

Historical Examples

  • Legendre, the great French mathematician, died during this year.

    A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year

    Edwin Emerson

  • They heard Legendre say, 'I believe his power is wearing itself out.'


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • He and Legendre, with the unknown, walked to the Jardin Egalite, and there parted.


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • In one of the notes Legendre gives a proof of the irrationality of π.

  • Her tone was as cold and even as if she were reciting a theorem in Legendre.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline

    Jennie M. Drinkwater

British Dictionary definitions for legendre


  1. Adrien Marie (adriɛ̃ mari). 1752–1833, French mathematician, noted for his work on the theory of numbers, the theory of elliptical functions, and the method of least squares
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