Definition of Whitney, Eli in English:
( 1765–1825), US inventor. He is best known for his invention of the cotton gin (patented 1794) to automate the removal of seeds from raw cotton. He also is known to have developed the idea of mass-producing interchangeable parts in order to fulfill a contract in 1797 to supply muskets for the government.
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