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Edison, Thomas

Syllabification: Ed·i·son, Thomas
Pronunciation: /ˈedəsən
 
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Definition of Edison, Thomas in English:

( 1847–1931), US inventor; full name Thomas Alva Edison. He took out the first of more than 1,000 patents at the age of 21. His inventions include automatic telegraph systems, the carbon microphone for telephones, the phonograph, and the carbon filament lamp.

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