American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Westinghouse, George 1846-1914. American engineer and manufacturer who received more than 400 patents for his many inventions, including the air brake (1869), an automatic railroad signaling device (1882), and a practical method for transmitting electric power. He founded the Westinghouse Electric Company in 1886.
- n. United States inventor and manufacturer (1846-1914)
“Westinghouse, which is a group company of the Toshiba Corporation, launched its newly acquired SA operation under the name Westinghouse”
“Shot in Westinghouse’s Group W Cable studios in Dearborn, Michigan, Back Porch Video stayed on the air for the better part of 16 years.”
“The Nuclear Regulatory Commission hasn't yet signed off on the design, called the Westinghouse AP 1000, for U.S. use, though versions are being built in China.”
“Of the 40 finalists of the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search Competition, formerly known as the Westinghouse talent search or "Junior Nobel Prize," 28 have at least one immigrant parent.”
“It is a 20% owner of Westinghouse, which is strictly a nuclear company today, and it has the exclusive right to bid on Westinghouse AP1000 contracts.”
“While there was always an element of humour in some of the quirky, off-beat and unlikely inventions that were unlikely to get off the ground, I recall the Westinghouse induction stove, the digital calculator and the digital watch all being previewed on the show.”
“You might think Toshiba, which owns Westinghouse, which is building nuclear energy facilities in China, would be a good bet.”
“But it also means that there will no longer be any U.S. investors in Westinghouse, which is more than 100 years old and is based in Monroeville, Pa.”
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