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Heaviside, Oliver

Syllabification: Heav·i·side, Oliver
Pronunciation: /ˈhevēˌsīd

Definition of Heaviside, Oliver in English:

( 1850–1925), English physicist and electrical engineer. In 1902, he suggested the existence of a layer in the atmosphere responsible for reflecting radio waves back to earth.

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