a town in N central French Guiana; site of the European Space Agency’s launch and research base. Pop: 19 107 (1999)
[koo-suh-vit-skee] /ˌku səˈvɪt ski/ noun 1. Serge [sairzh] /sɛərʒ/ (Show IPA), (Sergei Alexandrovich Koussevitsky) 1874–1951, Russian orchestra conductor in the U.S.
[kaw-vahch] /ˈkɔ vɑtʃ/ noun 1. Michal [mi-khahl] /ˈmɪ xɑl/ (Show IPA), born 1930, president of Slovakia 1993–98.
[kov-uh-lef-skee, -lev-] /ˌkɒv əˈlɛf ski, -ˈlɛv-/ noun 1. Sonia [sohn-yuh] /ˈsoʊn yə/ (Show IPA), (Sofia Vasilievna Kovalevskaya) 1850–91, Russian mathematician. Kovalevsky (kŏv’ə-lěv’skē) Russian mathematician who made important contributions to calculus. Her mathematical determination of the shape of Saturn’s rings became a model for other scientists.
[koop-muh nz] /ˈkup mənz/ noun 1. Tjalling Charles [chah-ling] /ˈtʃɑ lɪŋ/ (Show IPA), 1910–85, U.S. economist, born in the Netherlands: Nobel Prize 1975.