Thomas Edison

Definitions

  • Thomas A. Edison
    Thomas A. Edison
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Thomas Edison United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931)
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Quotations

  • Stephen B. Leacock
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    “What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all, because it isn't. I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day's work in his last fifty years.”
  • Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich
    “If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as, Candle making industry threatened.”

Usage

In literature:

EDISON, Thomas, an American who invented everything with the exception of the sun dial, Pear's soap, and the Gillette razor.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
Thomas A. Edison born 1847.
"Leaves of Life" by Margaret Bird Steinmetz
Edison, Prof. Thomas, 89.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
All this has had to wait to be thought out by Thomas A. Edison.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
The same was invented by Thomas A. Edison, of Menlo Park, in the year 1877.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
When he was twelve years old, Thomas Edison was a newsbutch on a road running out of Detroit.
""Say Fellows--"" by Wade C. Smith
And so Thomas A. Edison, without a dollar or a friend, set himself to work to master the telegraph and to explore the mysteries behind it.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
The Opportunities for Young Men as Electrical Engineers, by Thomas A. Edison.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
Edison, Thomas A., 243, 269.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
During the four years in which Thomas Edison was a train-boy, he had earned two thousand dollars and given it all to his parents.
"Stories of Great Inventors" by Hattie E. Macomber
Edison, Thomas A., 286.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
Edison, Thomas A., 328, 361-367, 373.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Is Thomas Edison greater than God?
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
The son of your butcher may have all the nervous and intellectual capacities of Thomas Edison, or Dr. E. L. Thorndyke.
"Women As Sex Vendors" by R. B. Tobias
Edison, Thomas A., 114, 119; contrasted with Mr. Ford, 122-25.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Thomas Edison and other great men say that their whole lives are governed from reading a single book.
"The Library and Society" by Various
Edison, Thomas, railway telegraphy, 131. electromotograph, 175.
"Electricity and Magnetism" by Elisha Gray
It was designed by that peerless inventor, Thomas Edison.
"The Last Straw" by Harold Titus
Edison, Thomas A., 432.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
Thomas A. Edison, L. J. Phelps, and others have further improved the means for carrying it out.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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In news:

Surprisingly, Thomas Edison invented The Detroit Electric a century ago.
The technology inside a light bulb has been the same since Thomas Edison's 1879 invention.
The Master Of Light is not Edison, Thomas Kincade, or I.
There are a couple of interviews in which the great inventor Thomas Edison says he is working on an apparatus in which to contact those who have passed on.
The lighting project was completed in commemoration of Thomas Edison 's 160th birthday.
After losing a fortune fighting for his patents, Thomas Edison had a new idea for enforcing copyright law.
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The Beautiful Machines of Thomas Edison .
Chicagoland Thomas Edison Shoots State Street.
Learning a lesson from Thomas Edison .
View full size AP file photo Inventor Thomas Edison is the top vote-getter in a three-month election to pick a new statue to represent Ohio.
Ohioans have chosen Thomas Edison to represent the state at the US Capitol in a collection of statues that honor each state.
Playlists and Archives for Thomas Edison 's Attic.
Northwest Regional Library presents 'Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford' exhibit.
The Northwest Regional Library is home to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates exhibit, "Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford," from Oct. Back to Article.
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In science:

The first problem concerns the possibility of replacing dome stic lightning, that was then provided by the burning of gases, by d.c. electricity combined with the novel (at the time) incandescent light bulb patented by Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) in 1880.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
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