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Maupertuis

[moh-per-twee]
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  1. Pierre Louis Mo·reau de [pyer lwee maw-roh duh] /pyɛr lwi mɔˈroʊ də/, 1698–1759, French mathematician, astronomer, and biologist.
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Maupertuis

noun
  1. Pierre Louis Moreau de (pjɛr lwi mɔro də). 1698–1759, French mathematician, who originated the principle of least action (or Maupertuis principle)
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