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

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alexanderson in Science


  1. 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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