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Wilson

[ wil-suhn ]
/ ˈwɪl sən /
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noun

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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British Dictionary definitions for Wilson

Wilson
/ (ˈwɪlsən) /

noun

Derived forms of Wilson

Wilsonian (wɪlˈsəʊnɪən), adjective
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Scientific definitions for Wilson (1 of 2)

Wilson
Edmund Beecher 1856-1939

American zoologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics. He researched the function, structure, and organization of cells, emphasizing their importance as the building blocks of life. He also demonstrated the significance of chromosomes, especially sex chromosomes, in heredity.

Scientific definitions for Wilson (2 of 2)

Wilson
[ wĭlsən ]
Charles Thomson Rees 1869-1959

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British physicist noted for his research on atmospheric electricity. He developed the Wilson cloud chamber, a device that makes it possible to study and photograph the movement and interaction of electrically charged particles. He shared the 1927 Nobel Prize for physics with Arthur Compton.
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