[zhahn ba-teest] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/ (Show IPA), 1870–1942, French physicist and chemist: Nobel Prize in physics 1926.
Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist). 1870–1942, French physicist. His researches on the distribution and diffusion of particles in colloids (1911) gave evidence for the physical reality of molecules, confirmed the explanation of Brownian movement in terms of kinetic theory, and determined the magnitude of the Avogadro constant. He also studied cathode rays: Nobel prize for physics 1926
[pur-nuh n-see] /ˈpɜr nən si/ noun, Law. 1. a taking or receiving, as of the rents or profits of an estate.
[pur-nuh m-byoo-koh, -boo-; Portuguese per-nahm-boo-koo] /ˌpɜr nəmˈbyu koʊ, -ˈbu-; Portuguese ˌpɛr nɑmˈbu kʊ/ noun 1. a state in NE Brazil. 38,000 sq. mi. (98,420 sq. km). Capital: Recife. 2. former name of . /ˌpɜːnəmˈbjuːkəʊ; Portuguese pernəmˈbuku/ noun 1. a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a humid coastal plain rising to a […]
[per-myoot] /pərˈmyut/ verb (used with object), permuted, permuting. 1. to alter; change. 2. Mathematics. to subject to . /pəˈmjuːt/ verb (transitive) 1. to change the sequence of 2. (maths) to subject to permutation v. late 14c., “to change one for another,” from French permuter or directly from Latin permutare “to change thoroughly” (see permutation). Mathematical […]
[per-uh n; French pe-rawn] /ˈpɛr ən; French pɛˈrɔ̃/ noun, plural perrons [per-uh nz; French pe-rawn] /ˈpɛr ənz; French pɛˈrɔ̃/ (Show IPA). Architecture. 1. an outside platform upon which the entrance door of a building opens, with steps leading to it. /ˈpɛrən/ noun 1. an external flight of steps, esp one at the front entrance of […]