|Gb, Symbols: Gi a unit of magnetomotive force; the magnetomotive force resulting from the passage of 4π abamperes through one turn of a coil. 1 gilbert is equivalent to 10/4π = 0.795 775 ampere-turn|
|[C19: named after William Gilbert (1540--1603), English physician and physicist]|
|1.||Grove Karl. 1843--1918, US geologist who pioneered the study of river development and valley erosion|
|2.||Sir Humphrey. ?1539--83, English navigator: founded the colony at St John's, Newfoundland (1583)|
|3.||William. 1540--1603, English physician and physicist, noted for his study of terrestrial magnetism in De Magnete (1600)|
|4.||Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck). 1836--1911, English dramatist, humorist, and librettist. He collaborated (1871--96) with Arthur Sullivan on the famous series of comic operettas, including The Pirates of Penzance (1879), Iolanthe (1882), and The Mikado (1885)|
|1.||1st Earl of. See (1st Earl of) Moray|
|2.||Sir (George) Gilbert (Aimé). 1866--1957, British classical scholar, born in Australia: noted for his verse translations of Greek dramatists, esp Euripides|
|3.||Sir James Augustus Henry. 1837--1915, Scottish lexicographer; one of the original editors (1879--1915) of what became the Oxford English Dictionary|
|4.||Les, full name Leslie Allan Murray. born 1938, Australian poet; his collections include The Weatherboard Cathedral (1969), The Daylight Moon (1987), Subhuman Redneck Poems (1996), and The Biplane Houses (2007)|
|5.||Murray of Epping Forest, Baron, title of Lionel Murray, known as Len. 1922--2004, British trades union leader; general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (1973--84)|
|1.||Sir Alan (William). born 1944, British film director and screenwriter; his films include Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Commitments (1991), and Angela's Ashes (2000); chairman of the British Film Institute (1998--99) and of the Film Council from 1999|
|2.||Charlie. nickname Bird or Yardbird. 1920--55, US jazz alto saxophonist and composer; the leading exponent of early bop|
|3.||Dorothy (Rothschild). 1893--1967, US writer, noted esp for the ironical humour of her short stories|
|4.||Matthew. 1504--75, English prelate. As archbishop of Canterbury (1559--75), he supervised Elizabeth I's religious settlement|
Gilbert Gil·bert (gĭl'bərt), Walter. Born 1932.
American biologist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for developing methods of mapping the structure and function of DNA.
|Gilbert (gĭl'bərt) Pronunciation Key
American biologist who, building upon the work of Frederick Sanger, formulated a method for determining the sequence of bases in DNA that made it possible to manufacture genetic materials in the laboratory. For this work he shared with Sanger and American biologist Paul Berg the 1980 Nobel Prize for chemistry.