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

  • Shockley, William Bradford 1910-1989. British-born American physicist. He shared a 1956 Nobel Prize for the development of the electronic transistor.

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  • n. United States physicist (born in England) who contributed to the development of the electronic transistor (1910-1989)


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