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Langley, Samuel Pierpoint

Syllabification: Lang·ley, Samuel Pierpoint
Pronunciation: /ˈlaNGlē
 
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Definition of Langley, Samuel Pierpoint in English:

( 1834–1906), US astronomer and aviation pioneer. He invented the bolometer (1879–81) and contributed to the design of early aircraft.

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