from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Carnot, Lazare Nicolas Marguerite 1753-1823. French military strategist for the Republican armies during the French Revolution. He later held high positions under Napoleon I.
- Carnot, Nicolas Léonard Sadi 1796-1832. French physicist and engineer who founded the science of thermodynamics.
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- n. French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
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