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Szilard

[ sil-ahrd ]
/ ˈsɪl ɑrd /
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noun
Leo, 1898–1964, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary.
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British Dictionary definitions for Szilard

Szilard
/ (ˈsɪlɑːd) /

noun
Leo. 1898–1964, US physicist, born in Hungary, who originated the idea of a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction (1934). He worked on the atomic bomb during World War II but later pressed for the international control of nuclear weapons
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Scientific definitions for Szilard

Szilard
[ zĭlərd ]
Leo 1898-1964

Hungarian-born American physicist who introduced the concept of the nuclear chain reaction. With Enrico Fermi, he built the world's first nuclear reactor. Szilard was instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb.
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