Meaning of “Nobel prize” in the English Dictionary

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"Nobel prize" in British English

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Nobel prizenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌnəʊ.bel ˈpraɪz/ us /ˌnoʊ.bel ˈpraɪz/

any of the six international prizes that are given each year to people who make important discoveries or progress in chemistry, physics, medicine, literature, peace, and economics:

the Nobel prize for literature

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  • Einstein was awarded the Nobel prize in 1922.
  • Hayek was awarded the Nobel prize for economics in 1957.
  • Economics is the only social science to boast a Nobel prize.
  • Camus was awarded the Nobel prize in 1957.
  • Planck's contribution to physics was recognized in 1918 by the award of a Nobel prize.

(Definition of “Nobel prize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Nobel prize" in Business English

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Nobel prizenoun [ C ]

uk us

one of the six international prizes given each year to people who have made important discoveries or progress in chemistry, physics, medicine, literature, peace, or economics:

the Nobel Peace Prize

(Definition of “Nobel prize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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