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Walton

[wawl-tn] /ˈwɔl tn/
noun
1.
Ernest Thomas Sinton
[sin-tn] /ˈsɪn tn/ (Show IPA),
1903–95, Irish physicist: Nobel prize 1951.
2.
Izaak
[ahy-zuh k] /ˈaɪ zək/ (Show IPA),
1593–1683, English writer.
3.
Samuel Moore ("Sam") 1918–92, U.S. business executive and founder of Wal-Mart Stores.
4.
Sir William (Turner) 1902–83, English composer.
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Waltonian
[wawl-toh-nee-uh n] /wɔlˈtoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective
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Walton

/ˈwɔːltən/
noun
1.
Ernest Thomas Sinton. 1903–95, Irish physicist. He succeeded in producing the first artificial transmutation of an atomic nucleus (1932) with Sir John Cockcroft, with whom he shared the Nobel prize for physics 1951
2.
Izaak (ˈaɪzək). 1593–1683, English writer, best known for The Compleat Angler (1653; enlarged 1676)
3.
Sir William (Turner). 1902–83, English composer. His works include Façade (1923), a setting of satirical verses by Edith Sitwell, the Viola Concerto (1929), and the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast (1931)
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Walton
  (wôl'tən)   
Irish physicist who, with John Cockcroft, was the first to successfully split an atom using a particle accelerator in 1932. For this work they shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for physics.
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