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A city of southern California, a suburb between Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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1. (Biography) Arthur Holly. 1892–1962, US physicist, noted for his research on X-rays, gamma rays, and nuclear energy: Nobel prize for physics 1927
2. (Biography) Denis. 1918–97, English cricketer, who played for Middlesex and England (1937–57); broke two records in 1947 scoring 3816 runs and 18 centuries in one season
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(ˈkɒmp tən)

1. Arthur Holly, 1892–1962, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1927.
2. his brother, Karl Taylor, 1887–1954, U.S. physicist.
3. a city in SW California. 81,286.
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Noun1.Compton - United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energyCompton - 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)
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"I wish you could see Compton," said he; "it is the most complete thing!
Now, at Sotherton we have a good seven hundred, without reckoning the water meadows; so that I think, if so much could be done at Compton, we need not despair.
And the old moated grange at Compton, nestled close under the hillside, where twenty Marianas may have lived, with its bright water-lilies in the moat, and its yew walk, "the cloister walk," and its peerless terraced gardens.
Compton, who steered the Aces to five Finals appearances but finished runner-up every time-including one where Alaska blew a 3-0 lead to San Miguel Beer-stepped down after he was asked to by Uytengsu on Wednesday.
Alaska management confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday as the team parted ways with the Compton who coached the Aces for five seasons.
In a decision made by no less than team owner Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, the team announced Thursday that Compton has stepped down from his post after he serving as coach of the second winningest team in the PBA.
Compton Care CEO Claire Marshal said: "This is an incredibly exciting phase of our Compton Care journey with the new build helping us to provide extraordinary care to our patients and families.
The B-listed cottage on Barra where Sir Compton wrote Whisky Galore has an asking price of offers over PS325,000.
Sierra Compton is the daughter of Kurt and Tiffney Compton and granddaughter of Marylou Maroney of Witt.
Coach Alex Compton was more than impressed with the 30-year-old guard after the game.
Edward Theodore Compton, usually referred to as ET Compton (1849-1921), was an English-born German artist, illustrator and climber, also well known for his paintings and drawings of Alpine scenery, and as a mountaineer who made 300 major ascents.
"Our multi-facility setup enables us to provide our clients with an extremely diverse set of capabilities no matter where they are," said Compton. "We have made the process seamless through harmonization of quality systems, LIMS, project management, etc.

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