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[froun-hoh-fer, frou-uh n-hof-er; German froun-hoh-fuh r] /ˈfraʊnˌhoʊ fər, ˈfraʊ ənˌhɒf ər; German ˈfraʊnˌhoʊ fər/

Joseph von
[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.
/German ˈfraunhoːfər/
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


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