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Par·sons(pär′sənz), Talcott 1902-1979.
American sociologist noted for analyzing social structures in terms of their social functions.
Par·son′i·an (pär-sō′nē-ən) adj.
Parsons, William Third Earl of Rosse. 1800-1867.
British astronomer who constructed what was then the largest telescope in the world, incorporating many innovations in telescope construction.
1. (Biography) Sir Charles Algernon. 1854–1931, English engineer, who developed the steam turbine
2. (Biography) Gram, real name Cecil Connor. 1946–73 US country-rock singer and songwriter; founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers (1968–70), he later released the solo albums G.P. (1973) and Grievous Angel (1974)
3. (Biography) Talcott. 1902–79, US sociologist, author of The Structure of Social Action (1937) and The Social System (1951)