[froun-hoh-fer, frou-uh n-hof-er; German froun-hoh-fuh r] /ˈfraʊnˌhoʊ fər, ˈfraʊ ənˌhɒf ər; German ˈfraʊnˌhoʊ fər/
[joh-zuh f von,, -suh f;; German yoh-zef fuh n] /ˈdʒoʊ zəf vɒn,, -səf;; German ˈyoʊ zɛf fən/ (Show IPA), 1787–1826, German optician and physicist.
Joseph von (ˈjoːzɛf fɔn). 1787–1826, German physicist and optician, who investigated spectra of the sun, planets, and fixed stars, and improved telescopes and other optical instruments
- Fraunhofer gesellschaft
company (FhG, FhG IIS, Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen) A german company, named after the physicist. IIS is Integrated Circuit Institute. FhG are known for their research on audio compression, especially MPEG-1 Layer-3 (MP3). (2001-12-04)
plural noun, Astronomy. 1. the dark lines of the solar spectrum. /German ˈfraunhoːfər/ plural noun 1. a set of dark lines appearing in the continuous emission spectrum of the sun. It is caused by the absorption of light of certain wavelengths coming from the hotter region of the sun by elements in the cooler outer […]
[fruh-vah-shee] /frəˈvɑ ʃi/ noun, Zoroastrianism. 1. the soul of a dead ancestor.
/ˈfrɔːzɪ/ noun 1. (Southwest English, dialect) a celebration; treat