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

  • Tinbergen, Jan 1903-1994. Dutch economist. He shared a 1969 Nobel Prize for the application of mathematics and statistical methods to economics. His brother Nikolaas (1907-1988), a Dutch-born British ethologist, shared a 1973 Nobel Prize for studies of individual and social behavior patterns.

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  • n. Dutch economist noted for his work in econometrics (1903-1994)
  • n. Dutch zoologist who showed that much animal behavior is innate and stereotyped (1907-1988)

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