Definitions of Thompson
  1. noun
    English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)
    synonyms: Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford
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    a scientist trained in physics
  2. noun
    United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)
    synonyms: Homer A. Thompson, Homer Armstrong Thompson, Homer Thompson
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    archaeologist, archeologist
    an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
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