[ sod-ee ]
/ ˈsɒd i /
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adjective, sod·di·er, sod·di·est.

of or relating to sod.
consisting of sod.

noun, plural sod·dies.

Also soddie. Western U.S. sod house.



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Origin of soddy

First recorded in 1605–15; sod1 + -y1, -y2

Definition for soddy (2 of 2)

[ sod-ee ]
/ ˈsɒd i /


Frederick, 1877–1956, English chemist: Nobel prize 1921.
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British Dictionary definitions for soddy

/ (ˈsɒdɪ) /


Frederick. 1877–1956, English chemist, whose work on radioactive disintegration led to the discovery of isotopes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1921
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Scientific definitions for soddy

[ sŏdē ]
Frederick 1877-1956

British chemist who was a pioneer in the study of radioactivity. With Ernest Rutherford, he explained the atomic disintegration of radioactive elements. Soddy also coined the word isotope to describe elements that were chemically identical but had different atomic weights. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1921.
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