/ (Russian paˈpɔf) /

  1. Alexander Stepanovich (alɪkˈsand ə r stɪˈpanəvitʃ). 1859–1906, Russian physicist, the first to use an aerial in experiments with radio waves

  2. Oleg (Konstantinovich). born 1930, Russian clown, a member of the Moscow Circus

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How to use Popov in a sentence

  • Sure, he thought, and a man named Popov invented radio, and Yablochkov invented the electric light.

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  • One radio commentator, Lyuben Popov, has described the radio as a weapon for waging war on the air.

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