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Du Bois

[ doo bois ]
/ du ˈbɔɪs /
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noun
William Edward Burg·hardt [burg-hahrd], /ˈbɜrg hɑrd/, 1868–1963, U.S. educator and writer.
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Dubois
[ dy-bwah ]
/ düˈbwɑ /

noun
(Ma·rie) Eu·gène (Fran·çois Tho·mas) [ma-reeœ-zhenfrahn-swataw-mah], /maˈri œˈʒɛn frɑ̃ˈswa tɔˈmɑ/, 1858–1941, Dutch physical anthropologist and anatomist.
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British Dictionary definitions for Du Bois

Dubois
/ (djuːˈbwɑː) /

noun
W (illiam) E (dward) B (urghardt). 1868–1963, US Black sociologist, writer, and political activist; a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
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Scientific definitions for Du Bois

Dubois
[ dōō-bwä ]
(Marie) Eugène (François Thomas) 1858-1940

Dutch paleontologist who in 1891 discovered in Java a fossil hominid which he believed to be the so-called missing link between the apes and humans on the evolutionary ladder. He named it Pithecanthropus erectus, but it is now known as Homo erectus.
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