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  1. French physicist who during World War I pioneered the use of sonar techniques to detect submarines. He also advanced the theory of magnetism and the study of the molecular structure of gases.
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Historical Examples

  • As for sons by the name of Langevin, one only has to stoop to pick them up.

    The Man With The Broken Ear

    Edmond About

  • I say that she married a military commissary named Langevin.

  • Mme. Langevin replies: "I am not beautiful, and I am not a girl."

  • Your Langevin is but an intruder who covertly slipped into my family.