- A·le·xis Claude [a-lek-see klohd] /a lɛkˈsi kloʊd/, 1713–65, French mathematician.
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Clairaut calculated its return right within a month (p. 219).
The calculation was difficult: Clairaut discovered the means of effecting it.Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men
Ultimately, Clairaut took into account a whole series of neglected terms, and it came out correct; thus verifying the theory.
After long and persevering labour in this region, Voltaire consulted Clairaut on the progress he had made.Voltaire
The comet arrived at its perihelion on the thirteenth of March, only twenty-three days from the time assigned by Clairaut.Letters on Astronomy