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Riemann

[ree-mahn; English ree-mahn, -muh n]
noun
  1. Ge·org Frie·drich Bern·hard [gey-awrk free-drikh bern-hahrt] /geɪˈɔrk ˈfri drɪx ˈbɛrn hɑrt/, 1826–66, German mathematician.
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Related formsRie·mann·i·an [ree-mah-nee-uh n] /riˈmɑ ni ən/, adjective
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Riemann

noun
  1. Georg Friedrich Bernhard (ˈɡeːɔrk ˈfriːdrɪç ˈbɛrnhart). 1826–66, German mathematician whose non-Euclidean geometry was used by Einstein as a basis for his general theory of relativity
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Derived FormsRiemannian, adjective
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Riemann

[rēmən, -män′]
  1. German mathematician who originated the non-Euclidean system of geometry that is now named after him. Riemann also studied optics and electromagnetic theory, and his work influenced Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity.
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