EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective, sod·di·er, sod·di·est. of or relating to sod. consisting of sod. Origin of soddy
First recorded in
1605–15; sod 1
-y 2 noun Frederick, 1877–1956, English chemist: Nobel prize 1921.
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He had arranged a blind in the brush from which he could see the back of the Menendez "
She sits at the door of her
soddy with her faithful tabby in her lap and is content.
Soddy says, "Natural philosophy may explain a rainbow but not a rabbit."
The modern dynamo, as Professor
Soddy puts it, may be looked upon as an electron pump.
Soddy has given an interesting picture of what might happen when the sun's light and heat is no longer what it is. British Dictionary definitions for soddy noun 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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Soddy [sŏd ′ē] 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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