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Michelson

[mahy-kuh l-suh n]
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noun
  1. Albert Abraham,1852–1931, U.S. physicist, born in Prussia (now Poland): Nobel prize 1907.
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Historical Examples

  • I refer to the experiments of Michelson and Morley of America.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • I refer to the scientific experiments of Michelson and Morley of America.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • At Crefeld Mr. Michelson visited the camp for interned officers.

  • Here Michelson came up on the 22d of August and forced him to raise the siege.

  • Mrs. Michelson is more likely to be getting up just now than going to bed.

    The Woman in White

    Wilkie Collins


British Dictionary definitions for michelson

Michelson

noun
  1. Albert Abraham. 1852–1931, US physicist, born in Germany: noted for his part in the Michelson-Morley experiment: Nobel prize for physics 1907
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Michelson

[mīkəl-sən]
  1. German-born American physicist who (with Edward Morley) disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves. Their work served as the starting point for Albert Einstein's development of the theory of relativity.
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