[ al-ig-zan-der-suh n ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər sən /


Ernst F. W. [urnst] /ɜrnst/, 1878–1975, U.S. engineer and inventor. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • And then,” Jimmy continued cheerfully, “the Goldsmith generator was knocked into a cocked hat by the Alexanderson generator.

Science definitions for alexanderson


[ ăl′ĭg-zăndər-sən ]
Ernst Frederick Werner 1878-1975

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.
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