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Nobel

[ noh-bel ]
/ noʊˈbɛl /
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noun
Al·fred Bern·hard [ahl-fred ber-nahrd], /ˈɑl frɛd ˈbɛr nɑrd/, 1833–96, Swedish engineer, manufacturer, and philanthropist.
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Nobel
/ (nəʊˈbɛl) /

noun
Alfred Bernhard (ˈalfreːd ˈbæːrnhard). 1833–96, Swedish chemist and philanthropist, noted for his invention of dynamite (1866) and his bequest founding the Nobel prizes
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