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An•der•son  (andər sən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalCarl David, 1905–91, U.S. physicist: discoverer of the positron;
    Nobel prize 1936.
  2. BiographicalDame Judith, 1898–1992, Australian actress in the U.S.
  3. BiographicalMarian, 1902–93, U.S. contralto.
  4. BiographicalMaxwell, 1888–1959, U.S. dramatist.
  5. BiographicalPhilip Warren, born 1923, U.S. physicist: developer of solid-state circuitry;
    Nobel prize 1977.
  6. BiographicalSherwood, 1876–1941, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
  7. Place Namesa city in central Indiana. 64,695.
  8. Place Namesa city in NW South Carolina. 27,313.


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Anderson /ˈændəsən/ n
  1. a river in N Canada, in the Northwest Territories, rising in lakes north of Great Bear Lake and flowing west and north to the Beaufort Sea. Length: about 580 km (360 miles)
Anderson /ˈændəsən/ n
  1. Carl David. 1905–91, US physicist, who discovered the positron in cosmic rays (1932): Nobel prize for physics 1936
  2. Elizabeth Garrett. 1836–1917, English physician and feminist: a campaigner for the admission of women to the professions
  3. John. 1893–1962, Australian philosopher, born in Scotland, whose theories are expounded in Studies in Empirical Philosophy (1962)
  4. Dame Judith, real name Frances Margaret Anderson. 1898–1992, Australian stage and film actress
  5. Lindsay (Gordon) 1923–94, British film and theatre director: his films include This Sporting Life (1963), If (1968), O Lucky Man! (1973), and The Whales of August (1987)
  6. Marian. 1902–93, US contralto, the first Black permanent member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York
  7. Philip Warren. born 1923, US physicist, noted for his work on solid-state physics. Nobel prize for physics 1977
  8. Sherwood. 1874–1941, US novelist and short-story writer, best known for Winesburg Ohio (1919), a collection of short stories illustrating small-town life



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