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Thomp·son

 (tŏmp′sən, tŏm′-), Benjamin Count Rumford. 1753-1814.
American-born British public official and physicist who conducted numerous experiments on heat and friction, concluding that heat is produced by moving particles.

Thompson

, David 1770-1857.
Canadian explorer who followed the Columbia River to its mouth (1811) and mapped much of western Canada.

Thompson

, Dorothy 1894-1961.
American journalist whose radio broadcasts and widely syndicated column "On the Record" (1936-1941) informed Americans of the impending threat of Nazi Germany.

Thompson

, Jennifer Elisabeth Known as "Jenny." Born 1973.
American swimmer who won twelve Olympic medals, including eight gold medals in relay events at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 games.

Thompson

(ˈtɒmpsən; ˈtɒmsən)
n
1. (Biography) Benjamin, Count Rumford. 1753–1814, Anglo-American physicist, noted for his work on the nature of heat
2. (Biography) Daley. born 1958, British athlete: Olympic decathlon champion (1980, 1984)
3. (Biography) Emma. born 1959, British actress: her films include Howards End (1991), Sense and Sensibility (1996; also wrote screenplay), Primary Colors (1998), and Love Actually (2003)
4. (Biography) Flora (Jane). 1876–1947, British writer, author of the autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford (1945)
5. (Biography) Francis. 1859–1907, British poet, best known for the mystical poem The Hound of Heaven (1893)

Thomp•son

(ˈtɒmp sən, ˈtɒm-)

n.
1. Benjamin, Count Rumford, 1753–1814, English physicist and diplomat, born in the U.S.
2. Dorothy, 1894–1961, U.S. journalist.
3. Francis, 1859–1907, English poet.
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Noun1.Thompson - United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)Thompson - United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)
2.Thompson - English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and frictionThompson - 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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OLYMPIC legend Daley Thompson gave an inspirational team talk to England on the eve of the Test.
DALEY Thompson has labelled the corruption scandal surrounding international athletics as the worst crisis to have ever hit the sport - and worse than that at FIFA.
OLYMPICS legend Daley Thompson has told Mo Farah it is up to him to prove that he is not a drugs cheat - as people often think there is "no smoke without fire".
1984: British decathlete Daley Thompson set a new world record of 8,847 points to retain his Olympic title in Los Angeles.
In which event did Daley Thompson win gold medals in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics?
The 21-year-old heptathlete, hailed as "the future of athletics" by Olympic great Daley Thompson recently, was presented with the award at half time during the Reds' ' 4-0 win over Tottenham.
FORMER British decathlete Daley Thompson has cited human nature as the reason he believes doping can never be fully eradicated from any sport.
Steve Cram and Daley Thompson were at the Baltic in Gateshead yesterday to announce details of the fourth Salomon Kielder Marathon.
Steve Cram and Daley Thompson were at the Baltic in Gateshead to announce details of this year's event, part of a weekend of activities which will take place around northern Europe's largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in October.
THE Olympics may be over but Sharron Davies, Daley Thompson and John Inverdale were in Cardiff yesterday to keep the feel-good factor going.
Daley Thompson, Sharron Davies and David Moorcroft are this weekend completing a cross-country challenge inspired by London 2012 along with BBC presenter John Inverdale.
London: The involvement of the people of Great Britain as a whole has been one of the key features for the success of the London Olympics, according to former world and Olympic decathlon champion Daley Thompson.