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

  • Bose, Satyendra Nath 1894-1974. Indian physicist whose work in quantum mechanics provided the base for a statistical description of the behavior of large numbers of bosons.

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  • proper n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist S.R. Bose (1888-1970).

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  • n. Indian physicist who with Albert Einstein proposed statistical laws based on the indistinguishability of particles; led to the description of fundamental particles that later came to be known as bosons

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