Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: Thomas Young
  1. British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of colour vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)
    - Young

Type of: Egyptologist, physicist

Encyclopedia: Thomas Young, Archbishop of York