charles picard

Picard

[pee-kar]
noun
1.
Charles Émile [sharl ey-meel] , 1856–1941, French mathematician.
2.
Jean [zhahn] , 1620–82, French astronomer.
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Picard (French pikar)
 
n
Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1620--82, French astronomer. He was the first to make a precise measurement of a longitude line, enabling him to estimate the earth's radius

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