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[noo-muh n, nyoo- for 1; noi-mahn, -muh n for 2]
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  1. Saint John Ne·pom·u·cene [nuh-pom-uh-seen] /nəˈpɒm əˌsin/, 1811–60, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman and educator, born in the Austrian Empire: canonized 1977.
  2. John von. Von Neumann, John.
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  1. (German ˈnɔyman) Johann Balthasar (joˈhan ˈbaltazar). 1687–1753, German rococo architect. His masterpiece is the church of Vierzehnheiligen in Bavaria
  2. (ˈnjuːmən) See (John) von Neumann
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  1. Hungarian-born American mathematician who contributed to mathematical theories about numbers and games. He was a leader in the design and development of high-speed electronic computers and also contributed to the field of cybernetics, a term he coined.
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