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

  • Tesla, Nikola 1856-1943. Serbian-born American electrical engineer and physicist who discovered the principles of alternating current (1881) and invented numerous devices and procedures that were seminal to the development of radio and the harnessing of electricity.

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  • n. United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
  • n. a unit of magnetic flux density equal to one weber per square meter

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