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Maupertuis

[ moh-per-twee ]
/ moʊ pɛrˈtwi /
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noun
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
/ (French mopɛrtɥi) /

noun
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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