De Forest

De Forest

[di fawr-ist, for-]
noun
Lee, 1873–1961, U.S. inventor of radio, telegraphic, and telephonic equipment.
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deforest

[dee-fawr-ist, -for-]
verb (used with object)
to divest or clear of forests or trees: Poor planning deforested the area in ten years.

Origin:
1530–40; de- + forest

deforestation, noun
deforester, noun
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deforest (diːˈfɒrɪst)
 
vb
(tr) Also: disforest to clear of trees
 
defores'tation
 
n
 
de'forester
 
n

De Forest (də ˈfɒrɪst)
 
n
Lee. 1873--1961, US inventor of telegraphic, telephonic, and radio equipment: patented the first triode valve (1907)

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DeForest   (dĭ-fôr'ĭst)  Pronunciation Key 
American electrical engineer and inventor who is known as "the father of radio." He patented more than 300 inventions, including the triode electron tube, which made it possible to amplify and detect radio waves.
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