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Dalton

[dawl-tn] /ˈdɔl tn/
noun
1.
John, 1766–1844, English chemist and physicist.
2.
Robert, 1867–92, U.S. outlaw in the West.
3.
a city in NW Georgia.
4.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for j. dalton

dalton

/ˈdɔːltən/
noun
1.
another name for atomic mass unit
Word Origin
C20: named after John Dalton

Dalton

/ˈdɔːltən/
noun
1.
John. 1766–1844, English chemist and physicist, who formulated the modern form of the atomic theory and the law of partial pressures for gases. He also gave the first accurate description of colour blindness, from which he suffered
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Word Origin and History for j. dalton

Dalton

in reference to a system of school education designed by Helen Parkhurst, 1920, from Dalton, Massachusetts, U.S., where it was first adopted. For Daltonism see color blindness.

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j. dalton in Medicine

dalton dal·ton (dôl'tən)
n.
See atomic mass unit.

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j. dalton in Science
dalton
  (dôl'tən)   
See atomic mass unit.
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Encyclopedia Article for j. dalton

Dalton

city, seat (1851) of Whitfield county, northwestern Georgia, U.S., encircled by the Cohutta Mountains. Although founded in 1837 as Cross Plains, it was renamed, probably, for the mother of Edward White (head of the syndicate that bought the townsite), whose maiden name was Dalton. It developed as a shipping point for copper mined nearby. Several American Civil War battles were fought in the area, and in 1863-64 Dalton served as the headquarters of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and the Army of Tennessee.

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