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Thompson

[ tomp-suhn, tom- ]
/ ˈtɒmp sən, ˈtɒm- /
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noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Thompson

Thompson
/ (ˈtɒmpsən, ˈtɒmsən) /

noun
Benjamin, Count Rumford. 1753–1814, Anglo-American physicist, noted for his work on the nature of heat
Daley. born 1958, British athlete: Olympic decathlon champion (1980, 1984)
Emma. born 1959, British actress: her films include Howards End (1991), Sense and Sensibility (1996; also wrote screenplay), Primary Colors (1998), and Love Actually (2003)
Flora (Jane). 1876–1947, British writer, author of the autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford (1945)
Francis. 1859–1907, British poet, best known for the mystical poem The Hound of Heaven (1893)
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Scientific definitions for Thompson

Thompson
[ tŏmpsən, tŏm- ]
Benjamin. Count Rumford 1753-1814

American-born British physicist who conducted numerous experiments on heat and friction, which led him to discover that heat is produced by moving particles.
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