john paul stevens

Stevens

[stee-vuhnz]
noun
1.
Alfred, 1817–75, English painter and sculptor.
2.
George (Cooper) 1905–75, U.S. film director.
3.
John Cox [koks] , 1749–1838, and his son Robert Livingston, 1787–1856, U.S. engineers and inventors.
4.
John Paul, born 1920, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1975–2010.
5.
Nettie Marie [net-ee] , 1861–1912, U.S. cytogeneticist.
6.
Thaddeus, 1792–1868, U.S. abolitionist and political leader.
7.
Wallace, 1879–1955, U.S. poet.
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Stevens (ˈstiːvənz)
 
n
1.  Thaddeus (ˈθædɪəs). 1792--1868, US Radical Republican politician. An opponent of slavery, he supported Reconstruction and entered the resolution calling for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
2.  Wallace. 1879--1955, US poet, whose books include the collections Harmonium (1923), The Man with the Blue Guitar (1937), and Transport to Summer (1947)

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Steven
masc. proper name, Anglicized form of Stephen (q.v.).
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Stevens   (stē'vənz)  Pronunciation Key 
American biologist who identified the role of X and Y chromosomes in determining the sex of an organism. Stevens studied the chromosomes of mealworm beetles, first establishing that chromosomes are inherited in pairs. She later showed that eggs fertilized by X-carrying sperm produced female offspring, while Y-carrying sperm produced male offspring. She extended this work to studies of sex determination in various plants and insects.
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