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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Wil•kinsˈwɪl kɪnz(n.)

  1. Sir George Hubert, 1888–1958, Australian Antarctic explorer.

    Category: Biography

  2. Maurice Hugh Frederick, born 1916, English biophysicist, born in New Zealand.

    Category: Biography

  3. Roy, 1901–81, U.S. civil-rights leader.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wilkins, Roy Wilkins(noun)

    United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)

  2. Wilkins, George Hubert Wilkins(noun)

    Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)

  3. Wilkins, Maurice Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins(noun)

    English biochemist who helped discover the structure of DNA (1916-2004)

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  1. Wilkins

    Wilkins is a lunar impact crater that lies in the rugged highlands in the southeastern part of the Moon's near side. It is located to the southwest of the crater Pons and the long Rupes Altai scarp. Just to the southeast lies the larger crater Zagut, and to the north-northwest is the still-larger Sacrobosco. Wilkins is 57 kilometers in diameter. The outer rim of Wilkins has received considerable damage, leaving sections nearly disintegrated. The most intact portion is in the south, although even this rim is worn and has a valley to the southwest. There is a narrow curving gap in the western rim, with the northern edge formed by a pair of small, joined craters that include Wilkins A. The rim to the northeast barely survives, and the rim here is low and scarred by valleys and old craters. The interior floor of Wilkins is relatively flat and featureless, except for a ghost-crater rim along the southwest edge. The crater is named for the 20th-century English amateur Moon-mapper Hugh Percy Wilkins.

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