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

  • Einstein, Albert 1879-1955. German-born American theoretical physicist whose special and general theories of relativity revolutionized modern thought on the nature of space and time and formed a theoretical base for the exploitation of atomic energy. He won a 1921 Nobel Prize for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.

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  • proper n. Albert Einstein, the world-famous 20th Century theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity.
  • proper n. A surname.
  • n. An extremely clever or intelligent person.

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  • n. physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955)
  • n. someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality


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