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

  • Townes, Charles Hard Born 1915. American physicist. He shared a 1964 Nobel Prize for developing the maser and laser principles of producing high-intensity radiation.

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  • n. United States physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing high-intensity radiation (1915-)


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