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[ming-kawf-skee, -kof-]

[hur-muh n;; German her-mahn] (Show IPA), 1864–1909, German mathematician.
Hermann (ˈhɜːmən). 1864–1909, German mathematician, born in Russia. His concept of a four-dimensional space-time continuum (1907) proved crucial for the general theory of relativity developed by Einstein


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