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Nobel

[noh-bel] /noʊˈbɛl/
noun
1.
Alfred Bernhard
[ahl-fred ber-nahrd] /ˈɑl frɛd ˈbɛr nɑrd/ (Show IPA),
1833–96, Swedish engineer, manufacturer, and philanthropist.
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Nobel, noble (see synonym study at noble)
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Nobel

/nəʊˈbɛl/
noun
1.
Alfred Bernhard (ˈalfreːd ˈbæːrnhard). 1833–96, Swedish chemist and philanthropist, noted for his invention of dynamite (1866) and his bequest founding the Nobel prizes
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Nobel

1900, in reference to five prizes (in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace) established in the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish chemist and engineer, inventor of dynamite. A sixth prize, in economics, was added in 1969. Related: Nobelist.

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