[ kov-uh-lef-skee, -lev- ]
/ ˌkɒv əˈlɛf ski, -ˈlɛv- /


So·nia [sohn-yuh] /ˈsoʊn yə/, Sofia Vasilievna Kovalevskaya,1850–91, Russian mathematician.


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[ kŏv′ə-lĕvskē ]
Sonya 1850-1891

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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