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Humboldt(ˈhʌmbəʊlt; German ˈhʊmbɔlt)
1. (Biography) Baron (Friedrich Heinrich) Alexander von (alɛˈksandər fɔn). 1769–1859, German scientist, who made important scientific explorations in Central and South America (1799–1804). In Kosmos (1845–62), he provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe
2. (Biography) his brother, Baron (Karl) Wilhelm von (ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn). 1767–1835, German philologist and educational reformer
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Hum•boldt(ˈhʌm boʊlt, ˈhʊm-)
Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, Baron von, 1769–1859, German naturalist and statesman.
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|Noun||1.||Humboldt - German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)|
|2.||Humboldt - German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)|
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