from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Marconi, Guglielmo 1874-1937. Italian engineer and inventor who in 1901 transmitted long-wave radio signals across the Atlantic Ocean. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in physics.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Designating, or pert. to, Marconi's system of wireless telegraphy; [archaic]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Italian electrical engineer who invented wireless telegraphy and in 1901 transmitted radio signals across the Atlantic Ocean (1874-1937)
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Marconi is another tapered, sweet heirloom, but it grows as long as 12 inches.
We regret to see that Marconi is not to be spared the ungenerous criticism which has been made against so many distinguished inventors, just as soon as they had demonstrated the commercial practicability of their ideas.
Here was the same cable, stretched taut between the bow and what might in Elizabeth's time have been called a Marconi tower, creating a brilliant orange triangle.
He did not make the affair large enough to carry a man, but he made an extremely ingenious use of what were then called the Marconi rays to control its flight.
Tesla's wireless technology lost out to Marconi's once and for all when a young David Sarnoff, working as a radio operator for the Marconi company, made headlines relaying the disaster signal and casuality list from the sinking of the Titanic, cementing the notion of Marconi as the
It's smaller than Marconi, meaning the growth cycles are shorter, and it's even more fruitful.
This is not to mention that, largely through the efforts of this undercover agent and the wiretaps authorized with probable cause gathered through him, we now have a greater understanding of the sophistication and reach of organized crime entities such as Marconi's.
This is a new tactic devised by Marconi which is likely to be utilised as effectively by other multinational corporations in the future to overcome large-scale anti-apartheid protests in their own countries when such exposures in fact threaten military deals with the Pretoria regime.
And no Tory is allowed to say "Marconi" for fear Mr. George should say
Late Sujit Kumar ji (may his soul rest in peace) had played an Indo-Italian character called 'Marconi' in the film.
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