[kahr-noh; French kar-noh]
  1. La·zare Ni·co·las Mar·gue·rite [la-zar nee-kaw-lah mar-guh-reet] /laˈzar ni kɔˈlɑ mar gəˈrit/, 1753–1823, French general and statesman.
  2. (Ma·rie François) Sa·di [muh-ree fran-swah sad-ee; French ma-ree frahn-swa sa-dee] /məˈri frænˈswɑ ˈsæd i; French maˈri frɑ̃ˈswa saˈdi/, 1837–94, French statesman: president of the Republic 1887–94.
  3. Ni·co·las Lé·o·nard Sa·di [nik-uh-luh s len-erd sad-ee; French nee-kaw-lah ley-aw-nar sa-dee] /ˈnɪk ə ləs ˈlɛn ərd ˈsæd i; French ni kɔˈlɑ leɪ ɔˈnar saˈdi/, 1796–1832, French physicist: pioneer in the field of thermodynamics. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. Lazare (Nicolas Marguerite) (lazar), known as the Organizer of Victory . 1753–1823, French military engineer and administrator: organized the French Revolutionary army (1793–95)
  2. Nicolas Léonard Sadi (nikɔlɑ leɔnar sadi). 1796–1832, French physicist, whose work formed the basis for the second law of thermodynamics, enunciated in 1850; author of Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu (1824).
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[kär-nō]Nicolas Léonard Sadi 1796-1832
  1. French physicist and engineer who founded the science of thermodynamics. He was the first to analyze the working cycle and efficiency of the steam engine according to scientific principles. Through his experiments Carnot developed what would become the second law of thermodynamics and laid the foundation for work by Kelvin, Joule, and others.
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