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Crich•ton  (krītn),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. BiographicalJames  ("the Admirable Crichton''), 1560?–82, Scottish scholar and linguist.
  2. BiographicalMichael, born 1942, U.S. novelist.

Crichton, +n. 
  • BiographicalMichael, born 1942, U.S. novelist.

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    Crichton /ˈkraɪtən/ n
    1. James. 1560–82, Scottish scholar and writer, called the Admirable Crichton because of his talents
    2. (John) Michael. 1942–2008, US novelist, screenwriter, and film director; his thrillers, many of which have been filmed, include The Andromeda Strain (1969), Jurassic Park (1990), and Disclosure (1994)

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