Thomson




Definitions of Thomson
  1. noun

    United States composer who collaborated with Gertrude Stein (1896-1989)

    synonyms:
    Virgil Garnett Thomson, Virgil Thomson
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    composer

    someone who composes music as a profession

  2. noun

    English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975)

    synonyms:
    George Paget Thomson, Sir George Paget Thomson
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    physicist

    a scientist trained in physics

  3. noun

    English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)

    synonyms:
    Joseph John Thomson, Sir Joseph John Thomson
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    physicist

    a scientist trained in physics

  4. noun

    United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937)

    synonyms:
    Elihu Thomson
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    electrical engineer

    a person trained in practical applications of the theory of electricity

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