Werner

[ wur-ner; for 1 also German ver-nuhr ]
/ ˈwɜr nər; for 1 also German ˈvɛr nər /
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noun

Al·fred [al-fred, -frid; German ahl-freyt] /ˈæl frɛd, -frɪd; German ˈɑl freɪt/, 1866–1919, Swiss chemist: Nobel prize 1913.
a male given name.

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Werner

/ (German ˈvɛrnər) /

noun

Abraham Gottlieb (ˈaːbrəham ˈɡɔtloːp). 1749–1817, German geologist. He emphasized the importance of field and laboratory observation for understanding the earth
Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1866–1919, Swiss chemist, born in Germany. He developed a coordination theory of the valency of inorganic complexes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1913
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