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

  • Sperry, Elmer Ambrose 1860-1930. American engineer and inventor of numerous electrical devices, including the gyrocompass, a nonmagnetic navigational aid (1910).
  • Sperry, Roger Wolcott 1913-1994. American neurobiologist. He shared a 1981 Nobel Prize for studies of the organization and functioning of the brain.

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  • n. United States engineer and inventor of the gyrocompass (1860-1930)


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