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Humboldt

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Noun

1. baron karl wilhelm von humboldt, baron wilhelm von humboldt, humboldt

German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)

2. baron alexander von humboldt, baron friedrich heinrich alexander von humboldt, humboldt

German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)

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Humboldt

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noun
1. 
Baron (Friedrich Heinrich) Alexander von (alɛˈksandər fɔn). 1769–1859, German scientist, who made important scientific explorations in Central and South America (1799–1804). In Kosmos (1845–62), he provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe
2. 
his brother, Baron (Karl) Wilhelm von (ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn). 1767–1835, German philologist and educational reformer

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Humboldt

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Baronˌ (Friedrich Heinrich) Alexˈander von (ˌɑlɛkˈsɑndəʀ fɔn) ; äˌleksänˈdər f^ōn) 1769-1859; Ger. scientist, explorer, & writer

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Humboldt

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German scientist whose expeditions to Latin America (1799-1804) and Siberia (1829) greatly advanced the fields of ecology, geology, and meteorology.

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