Benjamin Thompson

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Noun1.Benjamin Thompson - English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and frictionBenjamin Thompson - English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)
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Virtue never dwelt long with filth," declared Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, the 18th century physicist and inventor of the smokeless fireplace.