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Jacobi

[juh-koh-bee; for 2 also German yah-koh-bee]
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noun
  1. Abraham,1830–1919, U.S. pediatrician, born in Germany.
  2. Karl Gus·tav Ja·kob [kahrl goo s-tahf yah-kawp] /kɑrl ˈgʊs tɑf ˈyɑ kɔp/, 1804–51, German mathematician.
  3. Mary Corinna (Putnam),1842–1906, U.S. physician (wife of Abraham Jacobi).
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  • India-rubber had been tried by Jacobi, the Russian electrician, as far back as 1811.

  • Perhaps he was just a coward like Jacobi or a beaten bully like Shad.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • Flynn and Jacobi, the men Peter had sent away, were radicals and agitators.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • Some of them had enunciated Bolshevist doctrines as wild as any of Flynn's or Jacobi's.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • Flynn's jaw worked and his glance passed from Jacobi to Wells.

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British Dictionary definitions for jacobi

Jacobi

noun
  1. (dʒæˈkəʊbɪ) Sir Derek (George). born 1938, British actor
  2. (German jaˈkoːbi) Karl Gustav Jacob (karl ˈɡʊstaf ˈjaːkɔp). 1804–51, German mathematician. Independently of N. H. Abel, he discovered elliptic functions (1829). He also made important contributions to the study of determinants and differential equations
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jacobi in Medicine

Jacobi

(jə-kōbē)Abraham 1830-1919
  1. German-born American physician who established a children's clinic in New York (1860) and is considered the founder of American pediatrics. His wife, Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906), also a physician, helped expand opportunities for women in medical education.
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