Hans [hahns] /hɑns/, 1882–1947, German physicist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Lehman, get a Geiger counter and come with me, we've got to fix this thing.

    All Day September

    Roger Kuykendall

  • She lifted the geiger harnesses, and I put Ledman back in his wheelchair.

    The Hunted Heroes

    Robert Silverberg

  • And to-day Geiger delivered his first lecture on the Mishna.

  • As an instance may be mentioned his quarrels with Rapoport, Geiger, and some other friends.

  • Bert took a Geiger counter, pencil-size from his chest-pouch.

    Big Pill

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

British Dictionary definitions for geiger



Hans (hans). 1882–1945, German physicist: developed the Geiger counter
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geiger in Science


[gīgər]Hans Wilhelm 1882-1945

German physicist who was a pioneer in nuclear physics. He invented numerous instruments and techniques used to detect charged particles, including the Geiger counter (1908).
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