American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southern California, a residential and industrial suburb between Los Angeles and Long Beach. Population: 95,700.
- Compton, Arthur Holly 1892-1962. American physicist. He shared a 1927 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the Compton effect.
- n. Any of several placenames in England from the Old English words for valley and habitation.
- n. An English habitational surname from the placenames.
- n. United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)
“COMPTON A doorman at a Compton bar was shot to death Saturday by a man who lured him outside, a sheriff's sergeant said.”
“The author Compton is a supporter of the KIPP Charter school model.”
“Twelve years after leaving us, Miss Compton is coming out with an autobiography.”
“In the pilot sent to me by NBC, the focus is on Enterprise Middle School in Compton, California.”
“That was just awesome," said Caitlin Compton, who moved the USA up from 13th to 12th in her anchor leg.”
“He and Serena's mom taught themselves the game by playing and watching videos then he taught his daughters while they were living in Compton by playing on public courts.”
“I grew up in Compton and I know I'm not qualified to be president but I'm not convinced that Sarah or President Obama are qualified either.”
“This is what we dreamed of when we were growing up in Compton (California) 20-something years ago.”
“Me too … lol Of Course Bill Compton is a lot sexier to me … lol”
“In these Olympics, she finished sixth with Caitlin Compton in the team sprint and eighth in the classical sprint.”
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