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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Comp·ton /ˈkɑm(p)tən/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and
          gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that
          X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their
          interactions with electrons provided evidence for the
          quantal nature of light (1892-1962) [syn: Arthur Compton,
           Arthur Holly Compton]