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[ French pee-kar ]
/ French piˈkar /
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noun
Au·guste [French oh-gyst], /French oʊˈgüst/, 1884–1962, Swiss physicist, aeronaut, inventor, and deep-sea explorer: designer of bathyscaphes.
his son, Jacques [zhahk], /ʒɑk/, 1922–2008, Swiss oceanographer and bathyscaphe designer, born in Belgium.
Jean Fé·lix [zhahn fey-leeks], /ʒɑ̃ feɪˈliks/, 1884–1963, U.S. chemist and aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland (brother of Auguste).
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Piccard
/ (French pikar) /

noun
Auguste (oɡyst). 1884–1962, Swiss physicist, whose study of cosmic rays led to his pioneer balloon ascents in the stratosphere (1931–32)
his twin brother, Jean Félix (ʒɑ̃ feliks). 1884–1963, US chemist and aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland, noted for his balloon ascent into the stratosphere (1934)
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