from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Michelson, Albert Abraham 1852-1931. German-born American physicist who with Edward Morley disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves. He won a 1907 Nobel Prize in physics.
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- n. United States physicist (born in Germany) who collaborated with Morley in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1852-1931)
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