[ tin-bur-guhn; Dutch tin-ber-khuhn, -khuh ]
/ ˈtɪn bɜr gən; Dutch ˈtɪnˌbɛr xən, -xə /
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Jan [yahn], /yɑn/, 1903–94, Dutch economist: Nobel Prize 1969.
his brother, Ni·ko·laas [nik-uh-luhs; Dutch nee-koh-lahs], /ˈnɪk ə ləs; Dutch ˈni koʊˌlɑs/, "Niko", 1907–88, British ethologist, born in the Netherlands: Nobel Prize in medicine 1973.
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British Dictionary definitions for Tinbergen
/ (ˈtɪnˌbɜːɡən) /
Jan (jæn). 1903–94, Dutch economist, noted for his work on econometrics. He shared (1969) the first Nobel prize for economics with Ragnar Frisch
his brother, Nikolaas (ˈnɪkələs). 1907–88, British zoologist, born in the Netherlands; studied animal behaviour, esp instincts, and was one of the founders of ethology; Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1973
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