[ kahr-noh; French kar-noh ]
/ kɑrˈnoʊ; French karˈnoʊ /
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La·zare Ni·co·las Mar·gue·rite [la-zarnee-kaw-lahmar-guh-reet], /laˈzar ni kɔˈlɑ mar gəˈrit/, 1753–1823, French general and statesman.
(Ma·rie François) Sa·di [muh-reefran-swah-sad-ee; French ma-reefrahn-swasa-dee], /məˈri frænˈswɑ ˈsæd i; French maˈri frɑ̃ˈswa saˈdi/, 1837–94, French statesman: president of the Republic 1887–94.
Ni·co·las Lé·o·nard Sa·di [nik-uh-luhs len-erd sad-ee; French nee-kaw-lahley-aw-narsa-dee], /ˈnɪk ə ləs ˈlɛn ərd ˈsæd i; French ni kɔˈlɑ leɪ ɔˈnar saˈdi/, 1796–1832, French physicist: pioneer in the field of thermodynamics.
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The Boulevard Carnot, the seedy, downtrodden street that leads out of town, proved the point on my last night there.No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic|Liza Foreman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, in March, 1794, he was sent to take command of a new army which Carnot had been raising during the winter.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Carnot was there—'iron Carnot, far-planning, imperturbable'—and held the fortress till the Emperor abdicated.Belgium|George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
While the new levies of August, 1793, were still undisciplined Carnot's genius began to raise the fortunes of France.
At this crisis Carnot, who was to earn the title of "organiser of victories," took the direction of the war.
His abilities greatly impressed Carnot, the most upright of the Directors.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for Carnot
/ (ˈkɑːnəʊ, French karno) /
Lazare (Nicolas Marguerite) (lazar), known as the Organizer of Victory . 1753–1823, French military engineer and administrator: organized the French Revolutionary army (1793–95)
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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Scientific definitions for Carnot
Nicolas Léonard Sadi 1796-1832
[ kär-nō′ ]
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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