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Comp•ton



Pronunciation: (komp'tun), [key]
n.
1. Arthur Hol•ly Pronunciation: (hol'ē), [key] 1892–1962, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1927.
2. his brother,Karl Taylor Pronunciation: (kärl), [key] 1887–1954, U.S. physicist.
3. Spencer, Earl of Wilmington, 1673?–1743, British statesman: prime minister 1742–43.
4. a city in SW California. 81,286.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

compte renduCompton effect
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