[ moh-per-twee ]
/ moʊ pɛrˈtwi /
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Pierre Louis Mo·reau de [pyerlwee maw-rohduh], /pyɛr lwi mɔˈroʊ də/, 1698–1759, French mathematician, astronomer, and biologist.
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Words nearby Maupertuis
maundy, Maundy money, Maundy Thursday, maungy, Maupassant, Maupertuis, Maura, Maureen, Mauretania, Mauretanian, mauri
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How to use Maupertuis in a sentence
Amongst them was De Lanzy, the celebrated mathematician, and friend of Maupertuis.
It was decided to entrust a similar expedition to the North to Maupertuis.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
The locality of the battle of Poitiers, or Maupertuis as the French name it, has now been ascertained.Battles of English History|H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
"Yes; a realization of what the illustrious Maupertuis has already deemed probable," replied the astronomer.Off on a Comet|Jules Verne
But in those days Cook's agency did not exist and Maupertuis really believed he had made a polar expedition.
British Dictionary definitions for Maupertuis
/ (French mopɛrtɥi) /
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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