from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Thomson, Elihu 1853-1937. British-born American electrical engineer and inventor who with Thomas Edison formed the General Electric Company (1892). His inventions include the street arc lamp.
- Thomson, James 1700-1748. Scottish-born British poet whose works, most notably The Seasons (1726-1730) and The Castle of Indolence (1748), presaged romanticism.
- Thomson, Sir Joseph John 1856-1940. British physicist. He won a 1906 Nobel Prize for investigating the electrical conductivity of gases.
- Thomson, Virgil Garnett 1896-1989. American composer and music critic. His works include the opera Four Saints in Three Acts (1927), with a libretto by Gertrude Stein.
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- proper n. A British surname.
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- n. United States composer who collaborated with Gertrude Stein (1896-1989)
- n. United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937)
- n. English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975)
- n. English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)
Iain Thomson is the US editor of V3. co.uk and was previously technical editor of PC Magazine, reviews editor of PC Advisor and editor of Aviation Informatics.
First, Thomson is in Illinois so do you really think that the Montana site has any chance?
And here, with his mind glowing with the fine Descriptions of rural scenery which he found in Thomson's Seasons, he again retraced the very fields where first he began to think.
Gavin Thomson Design's nesting pans Gavin Thomson Design Ltd., based in the U.K., won this category with an elegant solution to this daily annoyance.
The government is looking at a maximum security prison in Thomson, Illinois, as a possible venue for the terror suspects.
Chicago Tribune: Illinois lawmakers still at odds over possible federal purchase of prison in Thomson
After a long briefing Wednesday by officials from the Pentagon and federal Bureau of Prisons, members of Congress from Illinois remained divided on a bid to transfer between 50 and 100 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay to a mostly unused state prison in Thomson, Ill. The Hill: Thompson threatens subpoena for crashers after invite declined
In 1911 Ernest Rutherford, who had worked in Thomson's laboratory in the 1890s, formulated an atomic model, according to which the positively charged atomic nucleus carries most of the mass of the atom but occupies a very small part of its volume.
Who are Shaun Nichols and Iain Thomson that they would be experts on SF writers?
The 10th and most recent revision to the index includes crude, gold and 17 other materials, and is known as the Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index.