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Noun: Thompson  tómp-sun
  1. English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)
    - Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford
     
  2. United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)
    - Homer Thompson, Homer A. Thompson, Homer Armstrong Thompson

Derived forms: Thompsons

Type of: archaeologist, archeologist [US], physicist

Encyclopedia: Thompson, Nancy