Meaning of Richter

Rich•ter

Pronunciation: (rik'tur Ger. ri&khlig'tur Russ. ryē&khlig'tyir), [key]
— n.
  1. born 1931, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1976.
  2. 1890–1968, U.S. novelist.
  3. 1709–89, German composer, born in Moravia.
  4. (“Jean Paul”), 1763–1825, German author.
  5. born 1915, Russian pianist.
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