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Racine

Noun

1 French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699) [syn: Jean Racine, Jean Baptiste Racine]
2 a city in southeastern Wisconsin on Lake Michigan south of Milwaukee

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Geography

Arts and music

  • Jean Racine (dramatist), 17th century French dramatist
  • Racine (band), the band fronted by Wendy James
  • Musique Racine, the French spelling of a Haïtian musical movement, also known in Haïtian Kréyòl as mizik rasin, or "vodou roots music"
  • Racine is the name of the first song by Limbeck in their debut album This Chapter is Called Titles
  • Bruno Racine (born 1951), French administrator and writer

Medicine

  • Racine stages, commonly used to score seizure severity in animal models of epilepsy
racine in German: Racine
racine in Dutch: Racine
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