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Heaviside

[ hev-ee-sahyd ]
/ ˈhɛv iˌsaɪd /
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noun
Oliver, 1850–1925, English physicist.
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Heaviside
/ (ˈhɛvɪˌsaɪd) /

noun
Oliver. 1850–1925, English physicist. Independently of Kennelly, he predicted (1902) the existence of an ionized gaseous layer in the upper atmosphere (the Heaviside layer); he also contributed to telegraphy
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