ed teller


Edward, 1908–2003, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary.
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teller (ˈtɛlə)
1.  another name for cashier
2.  a person appointed to count votes in a legislative body, assembly, etc
3.  a person who tells; narrator

Teller (ˈtɛlə)
Edward. 1908--2003, US nuclear physicist, born in Hungary: a major contributor to the development of the hydrogen bomb (1952)

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Word Origin & History

"bank clerk who pays or receives money," late 15c., "person who keeps accounts," from tell in its secondary sense of "count, enumerate," which is the primary sense of cognate words in many Germanic languages.
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