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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Stevens, George 1905-1975. American filmmaker who directed A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), and numerous other motion pictures.
  • Stevens, John Paul Born 1920. American jurist who was appointed an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975.
  • Stevens, Nettie Marie 1861-1912. American cytogeneticist whose studies on the chromosomes of the common mealworm led to the discovery of the chromosomal determination of sex.
  • Stevens, Thaddeus 1792-1868. American politician. A U.S. representative from Pennsylvania (1849-1853 and 1859-1868), he led the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson (1868).
  • Stevens, Wallace 1879-1955. American poet whose artful and innovative works, including "Peter Quince at the Clavier” and "Sunday Morning” (both 1923), concern the role of imagination in bringing order to a chaotic world.

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  • proper n. An English patronymic surname derived from the given name Steven.

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  • n. United States psychologist and psychophysicist who proposed Stevens' power law to replace Fechner's law (1906-1973)
  • n. United States filmmaker (1905-1975)
  • n. United States poet (1879-1955)

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