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

  • A community of central New Jersey northeast of New Brunswick. It is mainly residential. Population: 99,500.
  • Edison, Thomas Alva 1847-1931. American inventor who patented more than a thousand inventions, among them the microphone (1877), the phonograph (1878), and an incandescent lamp (1879). In New York City he installed the world's first central electric power plant (1881-1882).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English patronymic or metronymic surname derived from Adam and Edith.
  • proper n. Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman.
  • n. an electric utility

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

  • n. United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931)


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