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Lumière

[ly-myer] /lüˈmyɛr/
noun
1.
Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas
[oh-gyst ma-ree lwee nee-kaw-lah] /oʊˈgüst maˈri lwi ni kɔˈlɑ/ (Show IPA),
1862–1954, and his brother, Louis Jean
[lwee zhahn] /lwi ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA)
1864–1948, French chemists and manufacturers of photographic materials: inventors of a motion-picture camera (1895) and a process of color photography.
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British Dictionary definitions for am louis n lumiere

Lumière

/French lymjɛr/
noun
1.
Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas (oɡyst mari lwi nikɔlɑ). 1862–1954, and his brother, Louis Jean (lwi ʒɑ̃), 1864–1948, French chemists and cinema pioneers, who invented a cinematograph and a process of colour photography
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Lumiere

in reference to the early color photography process, from the names of French brothers Auguste (1862-1954) and Louis (1864-1948) Lumière, photographers. The name is literally "light, lamp."

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