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Eigen

[ ahy-guhn ]

noun

  1. Man·fred [mahn, -f, r, eyt], 1927–2019, German chemist: Nobel Prize 1967.


eigen-

1

combining_form

  1. characteristic; proper

    eigenvalue



Eigen

2

/ ˈaiɡən /

noun

  1. EigenManfred1927MGermanSCIENCE: chemist Manfred. born 1927, German physical chemist: shared the Nobel prize for chemistry (1967) for developing his relaxation technique for studying fast reactions
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Eigen1

from German, literally: own
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Example Sentences

The question about the protest is a simple one, Eigen said: “How long does it last?”

Had it not been for this, we should surely have had some franc alleu to oppose to the fief, some Eigen to oppose to the Lehn.

Allen gehrt, was du denkest; dein eigen ist nur, was du fhlest—What you think belongs to all; only what you feel is your own.

A spontaneous expression of sympathy about the article that appeared in Eigen Haard which you induced me to write.

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