an experiment first performed in 1887 by A. A. Michelson and E. W. Morley, in which an interferometer was used to attempt to detect a difference in the velocities of light in directions parallel and perpendicular to the earth’s motion. The negative result was explained by the special theory of relativity
[mish-ner for 1; mich-uh-ner, mich-ner for 2] /ˈmɪʃ nər for 1; ˈmɪtʃ ə nər, ˈmɪtʃ nər for 2/ noun 1. (Daniel) Roland, 1900–91, Canadian public official and diplomat: governor general 1967–74. 2. James A(lbert) 1907–97, U.S. novelist.
[mish-i-guh n] /ˈmɪʃ ɪ gən/ noun 1. a state in the N central United States. 58,216 sq. mi. (150,780 sq. km). Capital: Lansing. Abbreviation: MI (for use with zip code), Mich. 2. Lake, a lake in the N central U.S., between Wisconsin and Michigan: one of the five Great Lakes. 22,400 sq. mi. (58,015 sq. […]
- Michigan algorithm decoder
language (MAD) An early programming language, based on IAL, developed at the University of Michigan by R. Graham, Bruce Arden, and Bernard Galler in 1959. MAD was one of the first extensible languages: the user could define his own operators and data types. MAD ran on the IBM 704, IBM 709 and IBM 7090. It […]
[mish-i-gan-der] /ˌmɪʃ ɪˈgæn dər/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Michigan. /ˌmɪʃɪˈɡændə/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Michigan