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Townes

[tounz]
noun
  1. Charles Hard,1915–2015, U.S. physicist and educator: Nobel Prize in physics 1964.
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Examples from the Web for townes

Historical Examples

  • These are the snes of Ismael/ and these are their names/ in their townes and castels .

    The First Boke of Moses called Genesis

    William Tyndale

  • "Very well," she replied, shutting the book in which she had looked up the Townes.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street

  • It's a pity, Townes, that a bit of sense don't get into your head sometimes.

  • The truth is, Townes, that you think too much of those children of yours.

  • She's a pretty enough child, but nothing like what Townes thinks.


British Dictionary definitions for townes

Townes

noun
  1. Charles Hard. born 1915, US physicist, noted for his research in quantum electronics leading to the invention of the maser and the laser; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1964
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townes in Science

Townes

[tounz]
  1. American physicist who invented the maser, laying the foundation for the development of laser technology. In 1964 he shared with Russian physicists Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov and Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov the Nobel Prize for physics.
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