- Fer·di·nand de [French fer-dee-nahn duh] /French fɛr diˈnɑ̃ də/, 1857–1913, Swiss linguist.
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Saussure states twice, 656, 677, that they are arranged in the form of a fan.Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)
Pallas and Saussure were among the most celebrated whose labors contributed to this end.Principles of Geology
The humidity of the air was observed both by August's psychrometer and Saussure's hygrometer.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II
Saussure conjectures that it is the electrical fluid which surrounds these vesicles, and prevents them from dissolving in the air.
By the experiments of Saussure, it appears, that a cubic foot of atmospheric air will hold eleven grains of water in solution.
- Ferdinand de (fɛrdinɑ̃ də). 1857–1913, Swiss linguist. He pioneered structuralism in linguistics and the separation of scientific language description from historical philological studies