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[luh-greynj; French la-grahnzh] /ləˈgreɪndʒ; French laˈgrɑ̃ʒ/
Joseph Louis
[zhaw-zef lwee] /ʒɔˈzɛf lwi/ (Show IPA),
Comte, 1736–1813, French mathematician and astronomer. Unabridged
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  • There is doubt whether there was a girl in Lagrange who failed to kiss Dick Barron.

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  • I refer to iridectomy, the Lagrange operation, and the Elliot operation.

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  • Euler and Lagrange spent their keen intellects upon them to no profit.

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Lagrange does not recommend his operation for acute glaucoma.

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  • The young man laughed as he said, with straight-forward frankness, "I have read only one, Mr. Lagrange."

    The Eyes of the World Harold Bell Wright
  • Silence Lagrange—silence him forever,—then ask of me any favor, and it shall not be denied.'

    Venus in Boston; George Thompson
  • And do you really like for me to make music for you--as Mr. Lagrange says you do?

    The Eyes of the World Harold Bell Wright
  • Lagrange has a grey moustache, a grey beard and long grey hair.

  • We had a sort of unpleasantness over at Lagrange the night afore, along of our both hevin' a monotony of four aces.

  • With Lagrange, on the other hand, he always remained on the best of terms.

British Dictionary definitions for Lagrange


/French laɡrɑ̃ʒ/
Comte Joseph Louis (ʒozɛf lwi). 1736–1813, French mathematician and astronomer, noted particularly for his work on harmonics, mechanics, and the calculus of variations
Derived Forms
Lagrangian (ləˈɡreɪndʒɪən) adjective
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Lagrange in Science
  (lə-grānj', lə-gränj')   
Italian-born French mathematician and astronomer who made important contributions to algebra and calculus. His work on celestial mechanics extended scientific understanding of planetary and lunar motion. In 1772 he discovered the points in space that are now named for him.
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