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 (hŏf′mən, hôf′män′), Roald Born 1937.
Polish-born American chemist. He shared a 1981 Nobel Prize for applying quantum-mechanics theories to the analysis of chemical reactions.
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(ˈhɒf mən)

1. E(rnst) T(heodor) A(madeus) (Wilhelm), 1776–1822, German author and composer.
2. Roald, born 1937, U.S. chemist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1981.
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Noun1.Hoffmann - Austrian architect known for his use of rectilinear units (1870-1956)
2.Hoffmann - German chemist (1818-1892)
3.Hoffmann - United States chemist (born in Poland) who used quantum mechanics to understand chemical reactions (born in 1937)
4.Hoffmann - German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
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With his elbows on the table he sat between the two empty bottles, while spectres danced in the light of the unsnuffed candle -- spectres such as Hoffmann strews over his punch-drenched pages, like black, fantastic dust.
Pittsburgh, PA, August 17, 2019 --(PR.com)-- AIM, the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry, providing unbiased information, educational resources and standards for nearly half a century, has announced EU regulatory expert Jan Hoffmann, LL.M.
Last month, one of Germany's most notorious neofascists, Karl-Heinz Hoffmann, made what he said would be his final public appearances, to discuss, "Judaism on German Soil Since Roman Times to the Enlightenment," "The Anti-Jewish Jews" and/or "The Political Meaning of Islam." Hoffmann is often portrayed in feature stories as something of a retired eccentric, residing with his wife, Franziska Birkmann, in Bavaria's Ermreuth Castle, where he holds court and offers his perspective on a variety of issues, including social media, the abolition of churches and unions, and the "complete transformation of the economy."
The Real Tales of Hoffmann: Origin, History, and Restoration of an Operatic Masterpiece.
The Barrington Moretti's has been in the works since mid-2017, after restaurateur Mark Hoffmann purchased the former Wool Street Grill and Sports Bar, 128 Wool St.
Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) announced that David Hoffmann has been appointed CEO, effective immediately.
When I meet Christoph Hoffmann, the CEO of 25hours, I am immediately put at ease - which is what the brand itself tries to do with its guests.
Hoffmann Architects welcomed a new design professional to the technical staff.
In 1900 the architect Adolf Loos (1870-1933) wrote a polemical parable called 'The Poor Little Rich Man', which, like so much of his barbed criticism, is aimed squarely at his rival and contemporary Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956).
The Hungarian subsidiary of the tube and tin manufacturer Hoffmann Neopac AG, Tu-Plast Tubeproducing Ltd., will now be known as Neopac Hungary Ltd.
INGAA Foundation Executive Director Richard Hoffmann plans to retire in August, nearly 10 years after he took the helm of the organization.