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Watson-Watt

[ wot-suhn-wot ]
/ ˈwɒt sənˈwɒt /
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noun

Sir Robert Alexander, 1892–1973, Scottish physicist: helped develop radar.

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British Dictionary definitions for Watson-Watt

Watson-Watt
/ (ˈwɒtsənˈwɒt) /

noun

Sir Robert Alexander. 1892–1973, Scottish physicist, who played a leading role in the development of radar
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Scientific definitions for Watson-Watt

Watson-Watt
[ wŏtsən-wŏt ]
Sir Robert Alexander 1892-1973

British physicist who pioneered the development of radar. In 1919 he produced a system for locating thunderstorms by tracking their radio emissions. In the 1930s Watson-Watt led the team that developed radar into a practical system for locating aircraft.
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