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[al-ig-zan-der-suh n] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər sən/
Ernst F. W
[urnst] /ɜrnst/ (Show IPA),
1878–1975, U.S. engineer and inventor. Unabridged
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  • And then,” Jimmy continued cheerfully, “the Goldsmith generator was knocked into a cocked hat by the Alexanderson generator.

Alexanderson in Science
Swedish-born American electrical engineer who in 1906 invented a high-frequency alternator that made radio communication more efficient. Alexanderson also developed the first practical television system in 1927 and the first color television receiver in 1955.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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