from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of eastern Wisconsin on the Fox River southwest of Green Bay. The first hydroelectric plant in the United States was built here in 1882. Population: 70,200.
  • Appleton, Sir Edward Victor 1892-1965. British physicist. He won a 1947 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the F layer of the ionosphere.

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  • proper n. Any of several placenames in England, named for an apple enclosure
  • proper n. An An English habitational surname from either of the places.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a town in eastern Wisconsin
  • n. English physicist remembered for his studies of the ionosphere (1892-1966)


From Old English æppel and -tun (Wiktionary)



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