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Brattain

[brat-n] /ˈbræt n/
noun
1.
Walter Houser [hou-zer] /ˈhaʊ zər/ (Show IPA), 1902–1987, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1956.
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Brattain

/ˈbrætən/
noun
1.
Walter Houser. 1902–87, US physicist, who shared the Nobel prize for physics (1956) with W. B. Shockley and John Bardeen for their invention of the transistor
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Brattain
  (brāt'n)   
American physicist who, with John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the transistor in 1947. For this work all three shared the 1956 Nobel Prize for physics.
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