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Eigen

[ ahy-guhn ]
/ ˈaɪ gən /
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noun

Man·fred [German mahn-freyt], /German ˈmɑn freɪt/, 1927–2019, German chemist: Nobel Prize 1967.

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British Dictionary definitions for Eigen (1 of 2)

Eigen
/ (German ˈaiɡən) /

noun

Manfred. born 1927, German physical chemist: shared the Nobel prize for chemistry (1967) for developing his relaxation technique for studying fast reactions

British Dictionary definitions for Eigen (2 of 2)

eigen-

combining form

characteristic; propereigenvalue

Word Origin for eigen-

from German, literally: own
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