a yarn or thread made from silk, used for ribbon, velvet, and as the core of gold, silver, and tinsel yarn.
[pwah-loo; French pwa-ly] /ˈpwɑ lu; French pwaˈlü/ noun, plural poilus [pwah-looz; French pwa-ly] /ˈpwɑ luz; French pwaˈlü/ (Show IPA) 1. a French common soldier. /ˈpwɑːluː; French pwaly/ noun 1. an infantryman in the French Army, esp one in the front lines in World War I n. French private soldier, 1914, from French poilu, literally “hairy,” […]
[poi-men-iks] /pɔɪˈmɛn ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. .
[pwan-ka-rey] /pwɛ̃ kaˈreɪ/ noun 1. Jules Henri [zhyl ahn-ree] /ʒül ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA), 1854–1912, French mathematician. 2. his cousin, Raymond [re-mawn] /rɛˈmɔ̃/ (Show IPA), 1860–1934, French statesman: president of France 1913–20. /French pwɛ̃kare/ noun 1. Jules Henri (ʒyl ɑ̃ri). 1854–1912, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher. He made important contributions to the theory of functions and […]
noun 1. Mathematics. the question of whether a compact, simply connected three-dimensional manifold is topologically equivalent to a three-dimensional sphere.