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Le·gen·dre

 (lə-zhän′drə, -zhäN′-), Adrien Marie 1752-1833.
French mathematician who is best remembered for his work on number theory and elliptic integrals.
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Legendre

(French ləʒɑ̃drə)
n
(Biography) Adrien Marie (adriɛ̃ mari). 1752–1833, French mathematician, noted for his work on the theory of numbers, the theory of elliptical functions, and the method of least squares
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Le•gen•dre

(ləˈʒɑ̃ drə)

n.
Adrien Marie, 1752–1833, French mathematician.
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He reviews the long history of prime cartographers, including Adrien-Marie Legendre, Carl Freidrich Gauss, and others who developed basic theorems about primes.