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[wawl-tn] /ˈwɔl tn/
Ernest Thomas Sinton
[sin-tn] /ˈsɪn tn/ (Show IPA),
1903–95, Irish physicist: Nobel prize 1951.
[ahy-zuh k] /ˈaɪ zək/ (Show IPA),
1593–1683, English writer.
Samuel Moore ("Sam") 1918–92, U.S. business executive and founder of Wal-Mart Stores.
Sir William (Turner) 1902–83, English composer.
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[wawl-toh-nee-uh n] /wɔlˈtoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Walton hears that James believes Charles to be imprisoned in a French fortress.

    Pickle the Spy Andrew Lang
  • "I am glad to make your acquaintance, Mr. Walton," said Mordaunt.

    Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger
  • From old Dan Whitner, who keeps a bookshop back on Walton place.

    The Secret Mark Roy J. Snell
  • But neither Gafferty nor Walton was as strong on defence as Don.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • "Don't say that, Lloyd," said Mrs. Walton, still caressing her soft hair.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for Walton


Ernest Thomas Sinton. 1903–95, Irish physicist. He succeeded in producing the first artificial transmutation of an atomic nucleus (1932) with Sir John Cockcroft, with whom he shared the Nobel prize for physics 1951
Izaak (ˈaɪzək). 1593–1683, English writer, best known for The Compleat Angler (1653; enlarged 1676)
Sir William (Turner). 1902–83, English composer. His works include Façade (1923), a setting of satirical verses by Edith Sitwell, the Viola Concerto (1929), and the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast (1931)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Walton in Science
Irish physicist who, with John Cockcroft, was the first to successfully split an atom using a particle accelerator in 1932. For this work they shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for physics.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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