Babbage

biographical name
Bab·​bage | \ ˈba-bij How to pronounce Babbage (audio) \

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Charles 1791–1871 English mathematician and inventor

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“Babbage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Babbage. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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