[hous-muh n; French ohs-man]


Georges Eu·gène [zhawrzh œ-zhen] /ʒɔrʒ œˈʒɛn/, Baron,1809–91, French administrator who improved the landscaping, street designs, and utilities systems of Paris.

Related formsHauss·mann·i·za·tion [hous-muh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌhaʊs mə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • The Haussmann urban-renewal project demolished old neighborhoods.

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    Dreaming of Paris

    Philip Gefter

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Georges-Eugène, Baron. 1809–91, French town planner, noted for his major rebuilding of Paris in the reign of Napoleon III
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