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[mahy-er or, German, mahy-uh r for 1; mey-er for 2; mahy-er for 3] /ˈmaɪ ər or, German, ˈmaɪ ər for 1; ˈmeɪ ər for 2; ˈmaɪ ər for 3/
Julius Robert von
[jool-yuh s rob-ert von;; German yoo-lee-oo s roh-bert fuh n] /ˈdʒul yəs ˈrɒb ərt vɒn;; German ˈyu li ʊs ˈroʊ bɛrt fən/ (Show IPA),
1814–78, German physicist.
Louis B(urt)
[burt] /bɜrt/ (Show IPA),
1885–1957, U.S. motion-picture producer, born in Russia.
Maria Goeppert
[goh-pert] /ˈgoʊ pərt/ (Show IPA),
1906–72, U.S. physicist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1963. Unabridged
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  • Then he developed rather a tedious theory of the best side of the face and proceeded to experiment on Mayer.

  • Mayer and Kennedy dismounted from the horses and left their care to the others.

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  • Jerry Kennedy was seated to one side, the only member of Mayer's team who had accompanied him for this meeting.

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  • Mayer leaned forward and tapped his assistant emphatically on the knee.

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  • It is generally held that the first choice lies between Joule and Mayer.

British Dictionary definitions for Mayer


(German) (ˈmaiər). Julius Robert von (ˈjuːliʊs ˈroːbɛrt fɔn). 1814–78, German physicist whose research in thermodynamics (1842) contributed to the discovery of the law of conservation of energy
(ˈmeɪə). Louis B(urt). 1885–1957, US film producer, born in Russia; founder and first head (1924–48) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) film company
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