Nobel Prize


No·bel Prize

noun \nō-ˈbel-, ˈnō-ˌbel-\

: one of six annual prizes that are awarded to people for important work in the fields of literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, and economics and for helping to bring about peace in the world

Full Definition of NOBEL PRIZE

:  any of various annual prizes (as in peace, literature, medicine) established by the will of Alfred Nobel for the encouragement of persons who work for the interests of humanity —called also Nobel

Examples of NOBEL PRIZE

  1. He won the Nobel Prize for economics.

First Known Use of NOBEL PRIZE

1900

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Nobel Prize

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of the prizes awarded annually by four institutions (three Swedish and one Norwegian) from a fund established under the will of Alfred B. Nobel. The will specified that awards should be given “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” Since 1901, prizes have been awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace; since 1969, a sixth prize, established by the Bank of Sweden, has been awarded in economic sciences. The Nobel Prizes are regarded as the most prestigious prizes in the world.

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