[kah-pyi-tsuh] /ˈkɑ pyɪ tsə/
[pyawtr lyi-uh-nyee-duh-vyich] /pyɔtr lyɪ ʌˈnyi də vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1894–1984, Russian physicist: Nobel Prize 1978.
Russian physicist who developed equipment capable of generating powerful magnetic fields, which he used to make several discoveries in the area of low-temperature physics. For this work he shared with American physicists Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson the 1978 Nobel Prize for physics.
[kah-pyi-tsuh] /ˈkɑ pyɪ tsə/ noun 1. Pyotr L(eonidovich) [pyawtr lyi-uh-nyee-duh-vyich] /pyɔtr lyɪ ʌˈnyi də vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1894–1984, Russian physicist: Nobel Prize 1978. /kəˈpitsa/ noun 1. Piotr Leonidovich (ˈpjɔtər liɔˈnidovitʃ). 1894–1984, Russian physicist. He worked in England and the USSR, doing research in several areas, particularly cryogenics; Nobel prize for physics in 1978 Kapitsa (kä’pyĭ-tsə) […]
[kap-luh n] /ˈkæp lən/ noun 1. Mordecai Menahem [mawr-di-kahy mey-nuh-hem,, muh-nah-hem] /ˈmɔr dɪˌkaɪ ˈmeɪ nəˌhɛm,, məˈnɑ hɛm/ (Show IPA), 1881–1983, U.S. religious leader and educator, born in Lithuania: founder of the Reconstructionist movement in Judaism.
[kah-poh] /ˈkɑ poʊ/ noun 1. a Nazi concentration camp prisoner who was given privileges in return for supervising prisoner work gangs: often a common criminal and frequently brutal to fellow inmates.
[key-pok] /ˈkeɪ pɒk/ noun 1. the silky down that invests the seeds of a silk-cotton tree (ka·pok tree) Ceiba pentandra, of the East Indies, Africa, and tropical America: used for stuffing pillows, life jackets, etc., and for acoustical insulation. /ˈkeɪpɒk/ noun 1. a silky fibre obtained from the hairs covering the seeds of a tropical […]