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[rik-ter; German rikh-tuh r; Russian ryeekh-tyir] /ˈrɪk tər; German ˈrɪx tər; Russian ˈryix tyɪr/
Burton, born 1931, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1976.
Conrad, 1890–1968, U.S. novelist.
Franz Xaver
[ksah-vuh r] /ˈksɑ vər/ (Show IPA),
1709–89, German composer, born in Moravia.
Jean Paul Friedrich
[zhahn poul free-drikh] /ʒɑ̃ paʊl ˈfri drɪx/ (Show IPA),
("Jean Paul") 1763–1825, German author.
Sviatoslav (Teofilovich)
[svee-at-uh-slahf tey-uh-fee-luh-vich;; Russian svyi-tuh-slahf tyi-uh-fyee-luh-vyich] /sviˈæt əˌslɑf ˌteɪ əˈfi lə vɪtʃ;; Russian svyɪ tʌˈslɑf tyɪ ʌˈfyi lə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1915–97, Russian pianist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was found to be much larger than Richter could have anticipated.

    The Lost Trail Edward S. Ellis
  • Carlyle didn't suit him, and Richter evidently made his head ache.

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag Louisa M. Alcott
  • Won't you come in and rest yourself until Mr. Richter returns?

    The Lost Trail Edward S. Ellis
  • When at last he had been admitted, Mr. Richter whispered to Stephen his name.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Richter compiled from his drawings we can hardly overestimate the extent of his reading.

    Leonardo da Vinci Sigmund Freud
British Dictionary definitions for Richter


(ˈrɪktə). Burton. born 1931, US physicist: shared the 1976 Nobel prize for physics with Samuel Tring for discovering the subatomic particle known as the J/psi particle
(German) (ˈrɪçtər). Johann Friedrich (joˈhan ˈfriːdrɪç), wrote under the name Jean Paul. 1763–1825, German romantic novelist. His works include Hesperus (1795) and Titan (1800–03)
(Russian) (ˈrixtɪr). Sviatoslav (svɪtaˈslaf). 1915–97, Ukrainian concert pianist
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