[mahy-kuh l-suh n] /ˈmaɪ kəl sən/
albert abraham, 1852–1931, u.s. physicist, born in prussia (now poland): n-bel prize 1907.
albert abraham. 1852–1931, us physicist, born in germany: noted for his part in the michelson-morley experiment: n-bel prize for physics 1907
german-born american physicist who (with edward morley) disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves. their work served as the starting point for albert einstein’s development of the theory of relativity.
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[ad-uh m for 1, 3, 5–6; a-dahn for 2, 4] /ˈæd əm for 1, 3, 5–6; aˈdɑ̃ for 2, 4/ noun the name of the first man: husband of eve and progenitor of the human race. gen. 2:7; 5:1–5. adolphe charles [a-dawlf sharl] /aˈdɔlf ʃarl/ (show ipa), 1803–56, french composer of comic opera and ballet […]
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[ad-uh mz] /ˈæd əmz/ noun abigail (smith) 1744–1818, u.s. social and political figure (wife of john adams). alice, 1926–1999, u.s. writer. ansel, 1902–84, u.s. photographer. brooks, 1848–1927, u.s. historian and political scientist (son of charles francis adams and brother of henry brooks adams). charles francis, 1807–86, u.s. statesman: minister to great britain 1861–68 (son of […]
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[ad-ler; for 1–3 also ahd-ler] /ˈæd lər; for 1–3 also ˈɑd lər/ noun alfred, 1870–1937, austrian psychiatrist and psychologist. cyrus, 1863–1940, u.s. religious leader and jewish scholar. felix, 1851–1933, u.s. educator, reformer, and writer. kurt (herbert) 1905–77, u.s. orchestra conductor, born in austria. lawrence cecil (“larry”) 1914–2001, u.s. harmonica player. mortimer (jerome) 1902–91, u.s. philosopher, […]
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[ag-uh-see; for 2 also french a-ga-see] /ˈæg ə si; for 2 also french a gaˈsi/ noun alexander, 1835–1910, u.s. oceanographer and marine zoologist, born in switzerland. his father, (jean) louis (rodolphe) [zhahn lwee raw-dawlf] /ʒɑ̃ lwi rɔˈdɔlf/ (show ipa), 1807–73, u.s. zoologist and geologist, born in switzerland. elizabeth cabot cary, 1822–1907, u.s. author and educator, […]
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[ah-ee-joh] /ɑ iˈdʒoʊ/ noun ahmadou [ah-mah-doo] /ɑ mɑˈdu/ (show ipa), 1924–1989, statesman: president of cameroon 1960–82.