Share this entry
Bourbaki, Nicolas Line breaks: Nico|las Bour|baki
Pronunciation: /ˌbʊəˈbɑːki/

Definition of Bourbaki, Nicolas in English:

A pseudonym of a group of mathematicians, mainly French, attempting to give a complete account of the foundations of pure mathematics. Their first publication was in 1939.


The group was named, humorously, after a defeated French general of the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1).

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources