Sagan

[ sey-guh n for 1; sa-gahn for 2 ]
/ ˈseɪ gən for 1; saˈgɑ̃ for 2 /

noun

Carl (Edward),1934–96, U.S. astronomer and writer.
Fran·çoise [frahn-swaz] /frɑ̃ˈswaz/, Françoise Quoirez, 1935–2004, French novelist.
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Sagan

/ (French saɡã̃) /

noun

Carl (Edward) 1934–96, US astronomer and writer on scientific subjects; presenter of the television series Cosmos (1980)
Françoise (frã̃swɑːz), original name Françoise Quoirez . 1935–2004, French writer, best-known for the novels Bonjour Tristesse (1954) and Aimez-vous Brahms? (1959)
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