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Bloch

[blok]
noun
  1. Ernest,1880–1959, Swiss composer, in the U.S. after 1916.
  2. Felix,1905–83, Swiss physicist in the U.S.: Nobel Prize 1952.
  3. Konrad E.,1912–2000, U.S. biochemist, born in Germany: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1964.
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Contemporary Examples of bloch

Historical Examples of bloch

  • For, as it happened, Bloch was not invited to the house again.

    Swann's Way

    Marcel Proust

  • The moment in which Bloch is to find it possible for him to realize the work has not yet arrived.

    Musical Portraits

    Paul Rosenfeld

  • But with the "Trois Poèmes juives," the original Bloch is at hand.

    Musical Portraits

    Paul Rosenfeld

  • The prophet who emerges with the most honour from this war is Bloch.

    What is Coming?

    H. G. Wells

  • There is, of course, one aspect of the Bloch deadlock that the Germans at least have contemplated.

    What is Coming?

    H. G. Wells


British Dictionary definitions for bloch

Bloch

noun
  1. Ernest . 1880–1959, US composer, born in Switzerland, who found inspiration in Jewish liturgical and folk music: his works include the symphonies Israel (1916) and America (1926)
  2. Felix . 1905–83, US physicist, born in Switzerland: Nobel prize for physics (1952) for his work on the magnetic moments of atomic particles
  3. Konrad Emil . 1912–2000, US biochemist, born in Germany: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1964 for his work on fatty-acid metabolism
  4. (French blɔk) Marc . 1886–1944, French historian and Resistance fighter; author of Feudal Society (1935) and Strange Defeat (1940), an essay on the fall of France: killed by the Nazis
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bloch in Medicine

Bloch

(blŏk, blôKH)Konrad Emil 1912-2000
  1. German-born American biochemist. He shared a 1964 Nobel Prize for research on cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism.
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