meaning of benjamin thompson

benjamin thompson meaning in General Dictionary

English physicist (created in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that temperature is brought on by moving particles (1753-1814)

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In science the state can boast of John Winthrop, the most eminent of colonial scientists; Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford); Nathaniel Bowditch, the translator of Laplace; Benjamin Peirce and Morse the electrician; not to include an adopted citizen in Louis Agassiz.

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