[ noo-muhn, nyoo- for 1; noi-mahn, -muhn for 2 ]

  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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British Dictionary definitions for Neumann


  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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Scientific definitions for Neumann


[ noimän′ ]

  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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