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Byron

[ bahy-ruhn ]
/ ˈbaɪ rən /
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noun

George Gordon, Lord 6th Baron Byron, 1788–1824, English poet.
a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Byron

Byron
/ (ˈbaɪərən) /

noun

George Gordon, 6th Baron. 1788–1824, British Romantic poet, noted also for his passionate and disastrous love affairs. His major works include Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812–18), and Don Juan (1819–24). He spent much of his life abroad and died while fighting for Greek independence

Derived forms of Byron

Byronic (baɪˈrɒnɪk), adjectiveByronically, adverbByronism, noun
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Scientific definitions for Byron

Byron
[ bīrən ]
Augusta Ada. Countess of Lovelace 1815-1852

British mathematician who collaborated with Charles Babbage in the development of the analytical engine, an early computer. Byron's most important contribution was the compilation of detailed notations about how the machine could be programmed.
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