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Thom·son(tŏm′sən), James 1700-1748.
Scottish-born British poet whose works, most notably The Seasons (1726-1730) and The Castle of Indolence (1748), presaged romanticism.
Thomson, Sir Joseph John Known as "J.J." 1856-1940.
British physicist who discovered the electron. He won a 1906 Nobel Prize for his investigations on the electrical conductivity of gases.
Thomson, Virgil Garnett 1896-1989.
American composer and music critic. His works include the opera Four Saints in Three Acts (1934), with a libretto by Gertrude Stein.
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1. (Biography) Sir George Paget, son of Joseph John Thomson. 1892–1975, British physicist, who discovered (1927) the diffraction of electrons by crystals: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1937
2. (Biography) James. 1700–48, Scottish poet. He anticipated the romantics' feeling for nature in The Seasons (1726–30)
3. (Biography) James, pen name B.V. 1834–82, British poet, born in Scotland, noted esp for The City of Dreadful Night (1874), reflecting man's isolation and despair
4. (Biography) Sir Joseph John. 1856–1940, British physicist. He discovered the electron (1897) and his work on the nature of positive rays led to the discovery of isotopes: Nobel prize for physics 1906
5. (Biography) Roy, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet. 1894–1976, British newspaper proprietor, born in Canada
6. (Biography) Virgil. 1896–1989, US composer, music critic, and conductor, whose works include two operas, Four Saints in Three Acts (1928) and The Mother of Us All (1947), piano sonatas, a cello concerto, songs, and film music
7. (Biography) Sir William. See (1st Baron) Kelvin
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1. Sir George Paget, 1892–1975, English physicist (son of Sir Joseph John).
2. James, 1700–48, English poet, born in Scotland.
3. James ( “B.V.” ), 1834–82, English poet.
4. John Arthur, 1861–1933, Scottish scientist and author.
5. Sir Joseph John, 1856–1940, English physicist.
6. Virgil, 1896–1989, U.S. composer and music critic.
7. Sir William, Kelvin, 1st Baron.
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|Noun||1.||Thomson - United States composer who collaborated with Gertrude Stein (1896-1989)|
|2.||Thomson - United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937)|
|3.||Thomson - English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975)|
|4.||Thomson - English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)|
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