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Nobel prize

any of various awards made annually, beginning in 1901, from funds originally established by Alfred B. Nobel for outstanding achievement in physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, literature, and the promotion of peace; an annual award in economics was established in 1969 from private funds. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And to have the Nobel prize confirm them would alienate every doctor in the world.

    A Prize for Edie Jesse Franklin Bone
  • The Nobel prize consisted of a diploma, and an award in money of $40,000.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Edmund Lester Pearson
  • You'll probably have picked up the Nobel prize too, and a few other trifles on the way.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • The coincidence came to me with a great and delightful surprise when the Nobel prize was offered to me from Sweden.

    Creative Unity Rabindranath Tagore
  • I must hasten to admit also that, judging from their own point of view, the Nobel prize Trustees have so far done quite well.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
British Dictionary definitions for Nobel prize

Nobel prize

a prize for outstanding contributions to chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, and peace that may be awarded annually. It was established in 1901, the prize for economics being added in 1969. The recipients are chosen by an international committee centred in Sweden, except for the peace prize which is awarded in Oslo by a committee of the Norwegian parliament
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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