[ brat-n ]
/ ˈbræt n /
Walter Hou·ser [hou-zer] /ˈhaʊ zər/, 1902–1987, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1956.
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British Dictionary definitions for brattain
/ (ˈbrætən) /
Walter Houser . 1902–87, US physicist, who shared the Nobel prize for physics (1956) with W. B. Shockley and John Bardeen for their invention of the transistor
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Science definitions for brattain
Walter Houser 1902-1987
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American physicist who, with John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the transistor in 1947. For this work all three shared the 1956 Nobel Prize for physics.
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