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Meaning of Compton

Comp•ton

Pronunciation: (komp'tun), [key]
— n.
  1. 1892–1962, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1927.
  2. his brother,1887–1954, U.S. physicist.
  3. 1673?–1743, British statesman: prime minister 1742–43.
  4. a city in SW California. 81,286.
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