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 (īn′stīn′), Albert 1879-1955.
German-born American theoretical physicist whose special and general theories of relativity revolutionized modern thought on the nature of space and time and formed a theoretical base for the exploitation of atomic energy. He won a 1921 Nobel Prize for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.

Ein′stein′i·an adj.


(Biography) Albert. 1879–1955, US physicist and mathematician, born in Germany. He formulated the special theory of relativity (1905) and the general theory of relativity (1916), and made major contributions to the quantum theory, for which he was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1921. He was noted also for his work for world peace
Einˈsteinian adj


(ˈaɪn staɪn)

Albert, 1879–1955, German physicist, U.S. citizen from 1940: formulator of the theory of relativity.
Ein•stein′i•an, adj.
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