Meaning of Hofstadter

Hof•stadt•er

Pronunciation: (hof'stat"ur, -stä"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. 1916–70, U.S. historian.
  2. 1915–90, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1961.
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