Definition of Edison

1. Noun. United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931).

Exact synonyms: Thomas Alva Edison, Thomas Edison
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Discoverer, Inventor

Definition of Edison

1. Proper noun. An English patronymic or metronymic surname derived from Adam and Edith. ¹

2. Proper noun. Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman. ¹

3. Noun. (US) an electric utility ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Edison

Edgar Albert Guest
Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Douglas Adrian
Edgar Guest
Edgar Lee Masters
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Wallace
Edgard Lawrence Doctorow
Edgard Varese
Edge Island
Edinger-Westphal nucleus
Edith Cavell
Edith Louisa Cavell
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton
Edith Piaf
Edith Wharton
Edlefsen's reagent
Edman's reagent
Edman method
Edman reagent

Literary usage of Edison

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1894)
"John edison owned lot No. 15 in the North Range of the Hat- field Grant, 200 acres ; No. 49, Middle Range, 200 acres ; and half of lot No. ..."

2. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"In 1881 he was sent for by edison to accept a similar position with him in America. ... He became an executive officer of many of the edison corporations, ..."

3. Who's who in New York (city and State). by Lewis Randolph Hamersly, John William Leonard, William Frederick Mohr, Herman Warren Knox, Frank R. Holmes (1904)
"The edison exhibit at Paris was the most notable feature of the ... During the Exposition Mr. Hammer accompanied Mr. edison to Germany to attend the German ..."

4. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"Eiden, Leonard L., The edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston, Boston, Mass. Elliott, JG, Public Service Corporation of New Jersey, Newark, ..."

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