John Jean Chauvin or Caulvin, 1509–64, French theologian and reformer in Switzerland: leader in the Protestant Reformation.
Melvin, 1911–97, U.S. chemist: Nobel Prize 1961.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “bald.”
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How to use Calvin in a sentence
In early May, before the state’s test, Taylor bought new backpacks for Na’Kiyrah and Calvin, one decorated with dinosaurs and the other with sharks.
Her son, Calvin, had been held back once already, in the first grade.
I like to think that, now that I’m not recording everything they do, Calvin and Hobbes are out there having an even better time.‘Calvin and Hobbes’ said goodbye 25 years ago. Here’s why Bill Watterson’s masterwork enchants us still. | Michael Cavna | December 31, 2020 | Washington Post
Instead, it supplies energy — stored in the ATP and NADPH — that gets plugged into the Calvin cycle.
The next step takes the energy from the light reaction and applies it to a process called the Calvin cycle.
Dalbesio made it clear that Calvin Klein never labeled her “plus size,” nor treated her differently than the other waifish models.
In brief defense of Calvin Klein, the fashion designer never called Delbasio “plus-size”—at least not exactly.
By 15, Shields was saying: “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins” in an advert for Calvin Klein underwear.In Defense of American Apparel: Why a Hitched-Up Skirt Barely Conceals a Profound Social Confusion | Tim Teeman | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein: Have we found the next Marky Mark?Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein; David Lynch Designs Activewear | The Fashion Beast Team | July 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Brands like Calvin Klein, among others, have special lines that come with his and hers pieces,” Steinberg says.
The aide-de-camp of Calvin and Theodore de Beze contrasted admirably with the son of the furrier.
But their opponent, Calvin, though less famous than Luther, was far the stronger of the two.
Calvin's study, where his thought had wrestled with suffering for the last fourteen years, came next, with the bedroom beyond it.
Farel and Calvin regarded Lutheranism as an incomplete work,—insufficient in itself and without any real grip upon France.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who had very little historical knowledge, has completely ignored the influence of Calvin on his republic.
British Dictionary definitions for Calvin
John, original name Jean Cauvin, Caulvin, or Chauvin. 1509–64, French theologian: a leader of the Protestant Reformation in France and Switzerland, establishing the first presbyterian government in Geneva. His theological system is described in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536)
Melvin. 1911–97, US chemist, noted particularly for his research on photosynthesis: Nobel prize for chemistry 1961
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Scientific definitions for Calvin
American chemist who won a Nobel Prize in 1961 for determining the chemical reactions that occur during photosynthesis. This series of reactions is now known as the Calvin cycle.
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