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Heaviside, Oliver Line breaks: Oli¦ver Heavi|side
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛvɪsʌɪd/

Definition of Heaviside, Oliver in English:

( 1850–1925), English physicist and electrical engineer, important in the development of telephone communication and telegraphy. In 1902 he suggested (independently of A. E. Kennelly) the existence of a layer in the atmosphere responsible for reflecting radio waves back to earth.

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