# Hilbert

Da·vid [dey-vid; German dah-vit], /ˈdeɪ vɪd; German ˈdɑ vɪt/, 1862–1943, German mathematician.

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## How to use Hilbert in a sentence

They still haven’t solved

*Hilbert*’s 13th problem and probably aren’t even close, Farb admitted.Mathematicians Resurrect Hilbert’s 13th Problem | Stephen Ornes | January 14, 2021 | Quanta MagazineFarb and Wolfson have been working on the problem they believe

*Hilbert*intended ever since their discovery.Mathematicians Resurrect Hilbert’s 13th Problem | Stephen Ornes | January 14, 2021 | Quanta Magazine*Hilbert*had focused on cubic surfaces to solve ninth-degree polynomials in one variable.Mathematicians Resurrect Hilbert’s 13th Problem | Stephen Ornes | January 14, 2021 | Quanta Magazine*Hilbert*was a flashy man who helicoptered five miles daily over corn fields to and from the office.Such also are the definitions found in a book justly admired and greatly honored, the Foundations of Geometry by

*Hilbert*.

I do not make this formal character of his geometry a reproach to

*Hilbert*.The end of

*Hilbert*'s memoir is altogether enigmatic and I shall not lay stress upon it.I prefer to follow step by step the development of

*Hilbert*'s thought, quoting textually the most important passages.So for Russell logic is prior to arithmetic; for

*Hilbert*they are 'simultaneous.'

## British Dictionary definitions for Hilbert

/ (ˈhɪlbət) /

David (ˈdaːfɪt). 1862–1943, German mathematician, who made outstanding contributions to the theories of number fields and invariants and to geometry

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