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Piccard

[French pee-kar] /French piˈkar/
noun
1.
Auguste
[French oh-gyst] /French oʊˈgüst/ (Show IPA),
1884–1962, Swiss physicist, aeronaut, inventor, and deep-sea explorer: designer of bathyscaphes.
2.
his son, Jacques
[zhahk] /ʒɑk/ (Show IPA),
1922–2008, Swiss oceanographer and bathyscaphe designer, born in Belgium.
3.
Jean Félix
[zhahn fey-leeks] /ʒɑ̃ feɪˈliks/ (Show IPA),
1884–1963, U.S. chemist and aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland (brother of Auguste).
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Piccard

/French pikar/
noun
1.
Auguste (oɡyst). 1884–1962, Swiss physicist, whose study of cosmic rays led to his pioneer balloon ascents in the stratosphere (1931–32)
2.
his twin brother, Jean Félix (ʒɑ̃ feliks). 1884–1963, US chemist and aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland, noted for his balloon ascent into the stratosphere (1934)
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