from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Fermi, Enrico 1901-1954. Italian-born American physicist. He won a 1938 Nobel Prize for his work on artificial radioactivity caused by neutron bombardment. In 1942, at the University of Chicago, he produced the first controlled nuclear chain reaction.
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- proper n. A surname.
- proper n. The physicist Enrico Fermi.
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- n. Italian nuclear physicist (in the United States after 1939) who worked on artificial radioactivity caused by neutron bombardment and who headed the group that in 1942 produced the first controlled nuclear reaction (1901-1954)
- n. a metric unit of length equal to one quadrillionth of a meter
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