or Ger·main

[ jer-meyn; French zher-men ]
/ dʒərˈmeɪn; French ʒɛrˈmɛn /


a female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ zhĕr-măn ]
Sophie 1776-1831

French mathematician who made significant advances in theoretical mathematics. Her researches into number theory in particular provided the first partial solution to Fermat's last theorem (1820).
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