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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dalton, John Dalton(noun)

    English chemist and physicist who formulated atomic theory and the law of partial pressures; gave the first description of red-green color blindness (1766-1844)

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  1. dalton(n.)

    a unit of mass, approximately 1.66 x 10-24 grams; -- it is approximately equal to the mass of one hydrogen atom, but the exact value differs slightly as used in physics and chemistry. It is used mostly to describe the size of proteins and nucleic acids in biochemistry. Molecular weights are often expressed as dimensionless units, the unit being understood (in chemistry) to be the atomic mass unit with carbon equal to 14. Thus having a

  2. Origin: [from the chemist John Dalton, proponent of the modern atomic theory of matter.]

Wiktionary

  1. dalton(Noun)

    the atomic mass unit

  2. Dalton(Noun)

    a former unit of atomic mass equivalent to 1/16 the mass of an oxygen atom; now replaced by the atomic mass unit (or dalton)

  3. Dalton(ProperNoun)

    Any of several places in the north of England and in Scotland

  4. Dalton(ProperNoun)

    John Dalton, English chemist.

  5. Dalton(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surname.

  6. Origin: dæl “valley” + tun “settlement”.

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  1. Dalton

    Dalton is an ab initio quantum chemistry computer program. It is capable of calculating various molecular properties using the Hartree–Fock, MP2, MCSCF and coupled cluster theories. Version 2.0 of DALTON added support for density functional theory calculations. There are many authors, including Trygve Helgaker and Kenneth Ruud.

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  1. Norman Chaffins:

    I spoke to Dalton and he was very scared, and he wanted to come home, he wanted me to come bring him home.

  2. Isaac Asimov:

    Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

  3. So Katie:

    I told Dalton I'd rather be happy -- like really, really happy -- for five years of my life and die sooner than be mediocre happy and live for twenty years, that was definitely something I had to think about, but when you have those feelings, you just know.

  4. So Katie:

    When we were deciding whether to meet up or not, I told Dalton I'd rather be happy -- like really, really happy -- for five years of my life and die sooner than be mediocre happy and live for twenty years, that was definitely something I had to think about, but when you have those feelings, you just know.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I am extremely proud to be an alumnus of The University of Manchester, England. The University gave me a wonderful opportunity to pursue my Ph.D. by awarding me with Dalton Chemical Research Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships. It's surely the major accomplishment and a premier milestone in my life. My grateful thanks and heartfelt best wishes to The University of Manchester, one of the greatest Universities in the world.....this year ranked 5th in the UK and 38th worldwide. Keep it up, my Alma Mater.


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