[ kov-uh-lef-skee, -lev- ]
/ ˌkɒv əˈlɛf ski, -ˈlɛv- /
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So·nia [sohn-yuh], /ˈsoʊn yə/, Sofia Vasilievna Kovalevskaya, 1850–91, Russian mathematician.
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How to use Kovalevsky in a sentence
Another great and noteworthy figure about whom all zoologists are glad to learn as much as possible is Kovalevsky.
Kovalevsky and Metchnikoff, who greatly desired to know them, decided to call on them, after much hesitation.
Kovalevsky had been right in affirming the contrary, and Elie hastened to write to tell him so.
He found in Kovalevsky a young man with shy but cordial manners and the clear sweet eyes of a pure child, obviously an idealist.
He therefore hastened towards Naples, where his work and Kovalevsky attracted him far more.
Scientific definitions for Kovalevsky
[ kŏv′ə-lĕv′skē ]
Russian mathematician who made important contributions to calculus. Her mathematical determination of the shape of Saturn's rings became a model for other scientists.
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