Szilard [ sil-ahrd ] SHOW IPA / ˈsɪl ɑrd / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Leo, 1898–1964, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary.
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How to use Szilard in a sentence
Composed at the urging of
Szilard, by then at Columbia University, the letter warned, “it is conceivable … that extremely powerful bombs of a new type may thus be constructed.”
And Henrietta had called it
Szilard and watched over its growth and cared for it as if it had been a living human creature.
Three days later
Szilard was bound, by custom to pay a complimentary visit upon the Countess.
It was in the entrance hall, where she was waiting for her carriage, and till it drove up
Szilard could not very well leave her. Szilard merely looked grave and said that he would be happy to pay his respects to the countess at twelve on the morrow. Szilard was bound to believe that this was true, for tear-drops sparkled in the countess's eyes. British Dictionary definitions for Szilard 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 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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