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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kuhn, Margaret Known as "Maggie.” 1905-1995. American activist and non-profit organization executive. In 1970 she founded the Gray Panthers, an organization dedicated to ending age discrimination.
  • Kuhn, Richard 1900-1967. Austrian chemist. He won a 1938 Nobel Prize for research on carotenoids and vitamins but declined the award by order of the Nazi government.
  • Kuhn, Thomas Samuel 1922-1996. American philosopher and historian best known for his work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), in which he challenged the view that the history of science is a smooth and cumulative process, arguing instead that scientific change occurs through "revolutions” in which one paradigm of inquiry and explanation is replaced by another.

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  • n. Austrian chemist who did research on carotenoids and vitamins (1900-1967)

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