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Lagrange

[luh-greynj; French la-grahnzh]
noun
  1. Jo·seph Louis [zhaw-zef lwee] /ʒɔˈzɛf lwi/, Comte,1736–1813, French mathematician and astronomer.
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Historical Examples of lagrange

  • Colonel Lagrange was quick to recover himself, as they both removed their caps.

    Clarence

    Bret Harte

  • "I don't think I understand you," returned Lagrange, coldly.

    Clarence

    Bret Harte

  • Lagrange does not recommend his operation for acute glaucoma.

    Glaucoma

    Various

  • I refer to iridectomy, the Lagrange operation, and the Elliot operation.

    Glaucoma

    Various

  • Silence Lagrange—silence him forever,—then ask of me any favor, and it shall not be denied.'

    Venus in Boston;

    George Thompson


British Dictionary definitions for lagrange

Lagrange

noun
  1. Comte Joseph Louis (ʒozɛf lwi). 1736–1813, French mathematician and astronomer, noted particularly for his work on harmonics, mechanics, and the calculus of variations
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Derived FormsLagrangian (ləˈɡreɪndʒɪən), adjective
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lagrange in Science

Lagrange

[lə-grānj, lə-gränj]
  1. Italian-born French mathematician and astronomer who made important contributions to algebra and calculus. His work on celestial mechanics extended scientific understanding of planetary and lunar motion. In 1772 he discovered the points in space that are now named for him.
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