Definitions for daltonˈdɔl tn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dal•tonˈdɔl tn(n.)

  1. Category: Physics

    Ref: atomic mass unit .

Origin of dalton:

1935–40; after J. Dalton

Dal•tonˈdɔl tn(n.)

  1. John, 1766–1844, English chemist and physicist.

    Category: Biography

Dal•to′ni•an-ˈtoʊ ni ən(adj.)

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)


  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”.


  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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