Watson-Watt

[ wot-suhn-wot ]

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Watson-Watt

Watson-Watt

/ (ˈwɒtsənˈwɒt) /


noun
  1. 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 ]


  1. 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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