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

  • Watson, James Dewey Born 1928. American biologist who with Francis Crick proposed a spiral model, the double helix, for the molecular structure of DNA. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for advances in the study of genetics.
  • Watson, Thomas Augustus 1854-1934. American telephone pioneer who assisted Alexander Graham Bell in his experiments and was the leader of research and engineering for Bell Telephone Company (1877-1881).
  • Watson, Thomas John 1874-1956. American businessman who was president (1914-1949) and chairman (1949-1956) of International Business Machines.
  • Watson, Thomas Sturges Known as "Tom.” Born 1949. American golfer who in 1982 became one of only a few players to win the U.S. and British Open tournaments in the same year.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A northern English and Scottish patronymic surname.
  • proper n. Doctor Watson, fictional character in, and narrator of the Sherlock Holmes stories
  • proper n. Any character who performs as catalyst for the protagonist detective's mental processes in a mystery story; a consciousness that's privy to facts in the case without being in on the conclusions drawn from them until the proper time. After William L. DeAndrea, discussing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • proper n. James D. Watson co-discoverer of the structure of DNA

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States geneticist who (with Crick in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (born in 1928)
  • n. United States telephone engineer who assisted Alexander Graham Bell in his experiments (1854-1934)
  • n. United States psychologist considered the founder of behavioristic psychology (1878-1958)

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From Wat +‎ -son. (Wiktionary)

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