Lemaître

[luh-me-truh]
noun
  1. Fran·cois É·lie Jules [frahn-swa ey-lee zhyl] /frɑ̃ˈswa eɪˈli ʒül/, 1835–1915, French critic and dramatist.
  2. Abbé Georges É·douard [French zhawrzh ey-dwar] /French ʒɔrʒ eɪˈdwar/, 1894–1966, Belgian astrophysicist and priest: formulated big-bang theory.
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Lemaître

noun
  1. Abbé Georges (Édouard) (ʒɔrʒ). 1894–1966, Belgian astronomer and priest, who first proposed the big-bang theory of the universe (1927)
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