Van Allen

[ van al-uhn ]

noun
  1. James Alfred, 1914–2006, U.S. physicist and space scientist.

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How to use Van Allen in a sentence

  • This was not to be borne; and young Van Allen was willingly thrust forward to test the courage of Crawford.

    The Memories of Fifty Years | William H. Sparks
  • Of course, we're still in the solar atmosphere, even there, with the Van Allen belts and such things.

    The Sky Is Falling | Lester del Rey

British Dictionary definitions for Van Allen

Van Allen

/ (væn ˈælən) /


noun
  1. James Alfred. 1914–2006, US physicist, noted for his use of satellites to investigate cosmic radiation in the upper atmosphere

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