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(ˈkɑːnəʊ; French karno)
1. (Biography) Lazare (Nicolas Marguerite) (lazar), known as the Organizer of Victory. 1753–1823, French military engineer and administrator: organized the French Revolutionary army (1793–95)
2. (Biography) Nicolas Léonard Sadi (nikɔlɑ leɔnar sadi). 1796–1832, French physicist, whose work formed the basis for the second law of thermodynamics, enunciated in 1850; author of Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu (1824)



1. Lazare Nicolas Marguerite, 1753–1823, French general and statesman.
2. Nicolas Léonard Sadi, 1796–1832, French physicist.
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The first phase in the evolution of the Second Law is older than Joule's work and is due to Sadi Carnot.
The Story of Broome's War and the Carnot Bay Diamonds and Gary Disher's beautifully written Past the Headlands which places the diamonds' mystery in a literary (fictional) landscape.
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