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Shockley

[shok-lee]
noun
  1. William Bradford,1910–1989, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1956.
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Examples from the Web for shockley

Historical Examples

  • "All under thirty, I am sorry to say," and this from Shockley too.

    John Ermine of the Yellowstone

    Frederic Remington

  • First he said Callahan wouldn't let him, but Shockley "guessed yes."

    Held for Orders

    Frank H. Spearman

  • Reynolds set down his glass, and Shockley waited; it was the cowboy who hesitated.

    Held for Orders

    Frank H. Spearman

  • Shockley and Chris and the goat crew put at it like black ants.

    Held for Orders

    Frank H. Spearman

  • He tried to talk, and only stammered a lingo of switch-pidgin and the name of Shockley.

    Held for Orders

    Frank H. Spearman


British Dictionary definitions for shockley

Shockley

noun
  1. William Bradfield. 1910–89, US physicist, born in Britain, who shared the Nobel prize for physics (1956) with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain for developing the transistor. He also held controversial views on the connection between race and intelligence
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shockley in Science

Shockley

[shŏklē]
  1. American physicist who, with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, invented the transistor in 1947. For this work, all three shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1956. Shockley went on to make improvements to the transistor that made it easier to manufacture.
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