André (ɑ̃dre). 1853–1931, French industrialist; founder, with his brother Édouard Michelin (1859–1940), of the Michelin Tyre Company (1888): the first to use demountable pneumatic tyres on motor vehicles
type of tires, 1902, from French motor vehicle manufacturers André (1853-1931) and Édouard (1859-1940) Michelin, who first made the tires.
[mi-shel] /mɪˈʃɛl/ noun 1. a female given name.
/Italian mikeˈlɔttso/ noun 1. full name Michelozzo di Bartolommeo. 1396–1472, Italian architect and sculptor. His most important design was the Palazzo Riccardo for the Medici family in Florence (1444–59)
- Michelson-morley experiment
/ˌmaɪkəlsənˈmɔːlɪ/ noun 1. an experiment first performed in 1887 by A. A. Michelson and E. W. Morley, in which an interferometer was used to attempt to detect a difference in the velocities of light in directions parallel and perpendicular to the earth’s motion. The negative result was explained by the special theory of relativity
[mish-ner for 1; mich-uh-ner, mich-ner for 2] /ˈmɪʃ nər for 1; ˈmɪtʃ ə nər, ˈmɪtʃ nər for 2/ noun 1. (Daniel) Roland, 1900–91, Canadian public official and diplomat: governor general 1967–74. 2. James A(lbert) 1907–97, U.S. novelist.