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[kov-uh-lef-skee, -lev-]
  1. So·nia [sohn-yuh] /ˈsoʊn yə/, Sofia Vasilievna Kovalevskaya, 1850–91, Russian mathematician.
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Historical Examples of kovalevsky

  • It was Kovalevsky who was right, as Elie himself declared later.

    Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916

    Olga Metchnikoff

  • Kovalevsky, M. Tableau des origines et de l'évolution de la famille et de la propriété.

  • 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.

kovalevsky in Science


  1. 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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