Thomas Al·va [al-vuh], /ˈæl və/, 1847–1931, U.S. inventor, especially of electrical devices.
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How to use Edison in a sentence
Ossoff’s margin is over the recount threshold, and Edison predicted his margin will continue to grow once the remaining votes are counted.Democrats win control of U.S. Senate as Ossoff defeats Perdue | John Wagner, Brittany Shammas, Derek Hawkins, Cleve Wootson, Hannah Knowles | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Edison visited Wallace's workshop on September 8, 1878, to check out the latter's prototype "arc light" system.How electric lighting changed our sleep, and other stories in materials science | Jennifer Ouellette | January 1, 2021 | Ars Technica
Edison has been on the right track for a long time, even before Moreno became principal, so she wanted to take on a new assignment to try to take the lessons of Edison to another school.Terrible Year, Great Discoveries: Our Favorite Stories of 2020 | Randy Dotinga | December 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
So how heavily Edison decides to weight the traditional-exit-poll respondents versus the phone respondents and early voters will add to the exit polls’ uncertainty this year.Exit Polls Can Be Misleading — Especially This Year | Laura Bronner (firstname.lastname@example.org) | November 2, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Smith’s and Edison’s approach is different from the way science is carried out in most classrooms.
And he would transform the electronics market that Edison had helped forge.
For Edison, electricity was the fuel that powered a series of innovations.
Steve Jobs performed a similar feat at Apple, more than a century after Edison worked his magic.
And so, in a lesser-known breakthrough, Edison went on to build the first electrical power station and system.
Edison-bulb chandeliers and other treasures tempt you from the display windows of The Paris Market.Who Knew Savannah Was The South’s Secret Urban Oasis? | Jane Frye | May 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the early Edison phonograph the sound vibrations were registered on a tinfoil-covered cylinder.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
Professor Bell's first operative apparatus was accompanied by simultaneous inventions by Gray, Edison, and others.
One of the best known of the modern machines is Edison's, represented in the picture at the head of this article.
There was a boy Edison needed there then, whose toys reap fortunes and light, and enlighten, the world.
Edison never had more than two months regular schooling in his entire boyhood.
British Dictionary definitions for Edison
Thomas Alva. 1847–1931, US inventor. He patented more than a thousand inventions, including the phonograph, the incandescent electric lamp, the microphone, and the kinetoscope
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Scientific definitions for Edison
American inventor and physicist who took out more than 1,000 patents in his lifetime. His inventions include the telegraph (1869), microphone (1877), and light bulb (1879). He also designed the first power plant (1881-82), making possible the widespread distribution of electricity. During World War I, Edison worked on a number of military devices, including flamethrowers, periscopes, and torpedoes.
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