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Eckert

[ek-ert] /ˈɛk ərt/
noun
1.
John Presper [pres-per] /ˈprɛs pər/ (Show IPA), 1919–95, U.S. engineer and computer pioneer.
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  • So the next morning Eckert came over with Jay Gould and introduced him to me.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  • Eckert received us heartily—a pleasant-spoken, gentle-mannered creature.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Can't find out who will represent Turbot and Eckert, but watch out.

  • Major Eckert says that Mr. Lincoln told him he had heard this story.

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
  • Mr. Period came to Shopton, and declared it was his belief that his rivals, Turbot and Eckert, had had a hand in the matter.

  • "That's what I call a persevering woman," said Eckert, solemnly.

  • One day Eckert called me into his office and made inquiries about money matters.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  • “Oh, sure,” said Eckert, but he did not follow Schirr into the adjoining room.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • The minute the boys go to pumping at Eckert he knows perfectly well what they are after, and of course he shuts up his shell.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for Eckert

Eckert

/ˈɛkət/
noun
1.
John Presper. 1919–95, US electronics engineer: built the first electronic computer with John W. Mauchly in 1946
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Eckert
  (ěk'ərt)   
American engineer who contributed to the development of ENIAC (Electronic Numeral Integrator and Calculator), the first electronic computer (1946). He later helped develop one of the first computers to be sold commercially.
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