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Poincaré

[ pwahn-kah-rey; French, pwan-ka-rey ]
/ pwɑn kɑˈreɪ; French, pwɛ̃ kaˈreɪ /
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noun
Jules Hen·ri [zhyl ahn-ree], /ʒül ɑ̃ˈri/, 1854–1912, French mathematician.
his cousin, Ray·mond [re-mawn], /rɛˈmɔ̃/, 1860–1934, French statesman: president of France 1913–20.
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How to use Poincaré in a sentence

  • Different representations of the Poincaré group are particles with different numbers of spin labels, or degrees of freedom that are affected by rotations.

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  • Professor Milhaud also appears to be one; and the great Poincare misses it by only the breadth of a hair.

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  • Then I gave a dinner aboard the submarine, and President Poincare was present.

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British Dictionary definitions for Poincaré

Poincaré
/ (French pwɛ̃kare) /

noun
Jules Henri (ʒyl ɑ̃ri). 1854–1912, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher. He made important contributions to the theory of functions and to astronomy and electromagnetic theory
his cousin, Raymond (rɛmɔ̃). 1860–1934, French statesman; premier of France (1912–13; 1922–24; 1926–29); president (1913–20)
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