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Ramsay

[ ram-zee ]
/ ˈræm zi /
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noun

Allan, 1686–1758, Scottish poet.
James Andrew Broun. Dalhousie (def. 2).
Sir William, 1852–1916, English chemist: Nobel prize 1904.

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British Dictionary definitions for Ramsay

Ramsay
/ (ˈræmzɪ) /

noun

Allan . ?1686–1758, Scottish poet, editor, and bookseller, noted particularly for his pastoral comedy The Gentle Shepherd (1725): first person to introduce the circulating library in Scotland
his son, Allan 1713–84, Scottish portrait painter
James Andrew Broun Ramsay See Dalhousie (def. 2)
Gordon. born 1963, British chef and restaurateur; achieved a third Michelin star (2001)
Sir William . 1852–1916, Scottish chemist. He discovered argon (1894) with Rayleigh, isolated helium (1895), and identified neon, krypton, and xenon: Nobel prize for chemistry 1904
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Scientific definitions for Ramsay

Ramsay
[ rămzē ]
Sir William 1852-1916

British chemist who discovered the noble gases argon (with Lord Rayleigh), helium, neon, xenon, and krypton. For this work he was awarded the 1904 Nobel Prize for chemistry. In 1908 his research showed that radon was also a noble gas.
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