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Definitions of Compton:
  • noun:   United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 7692 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #902)

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