Fraunhofer

[ froun-hoh-fer, frou-uhn-hof-er; German froun-hoh-fuhr ]
/ ˈfraʊnˌhoʊ fər, ˈfraʊ ənˌhɒf ər; German ˈfraʊnˌhoʊ fər /

noun

Jo·seph von [joh-zuhf von, -suhf; German yoh-zef fuhn], /ˈdʒoʊ zəf vɒn, -səf; German ˈyoʊ zɛf fən/, 1787–1826, German optician and physicist.

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Fraunhofer
/ (German ˈfraunhoːfər) /

noun

Joseph von (ˈjoːzɛf fɔn). 1787–1826, German physicist and optician, who investigated spectra of the sun, planets, and fixed stars, and improved telescopes and other optical instruments
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