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 (pē-kärd′, -kär′), Auguste 1884-1962.
Swiss physicist and aeronaut known for his experiments at extreme altitudes and depths. He designed a balloon that in 1932 carried him close to 17,000 meters (almost 56,000 feet) and invented a bathyscaphe that in 1953 reached a depth of about 3,150 meters (10,335 feet).
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Piccard

(French pikar)
n
1. (Biography) Auguste (oɡyst). 1884–1962, Swiss physicist, whose study of cosmic rays led to his pioneer balloon ascents in the stratosphere (1931–32)
2. (Biography) his twin brother, Jean Félix (ʒɑ̃ feliks). 1884–1963, US chemist and aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland, noted for his balloon ascent into the stratosphere (1934)
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Pic•card

(piˈkɑr, -ˈkɑrd)

n.
Auguste, 1884–1962, Swiss physicist, aeronaut, inventor, and deep-sea explorer.
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