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ˈkɒmp tənComp·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Compton, Arthur Compton, Arthur Holly Comptonnoun

    United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)

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  1. Comptonnoun

    Any of several placenames in England from the words for valley and habitation.

  2. Comptonnoun

    from the placenames.

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  1. Compton

    Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, situated southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The city of Compton is one of the oldest cities in the county and on May 11, 1888, was the eighth city to incorporate. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 96,455. It is known as the "Hub City" due to its geographic centrality in Los Angeles County. Neighborhoods in Compton include Sunny Cove, Leland, Downtown Compton, and Richland Farms. The city is generally a working class city and is home to a relatively young community, at an average 25 years of age, compared to the American median age of 35. Since the 1980s, the city of Compton was popularized in American media due to many hip hop groups and rappers originating from the community, such as the gangsta rap group N.W.A, who are best known for their debut album, Straight Outta Compton, and are widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre. The city of Compton as well as southern Los Angeles County in general is notorious for its heavy concentration of gangs and gang violence, such as the Bloods, the Crips, and Sureños, which all originated in the Los Angeles area.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Compton in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Compton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Compton in a Sentence

  1. Shireen Santosham:

    Plenty looks at food justice as racial justice, so it's important to us that the nutritious products we're producing are available locally in Compton, we will also donate products to various organizations that combat food insecurity.

  2. Aja Brown:

    We are happy to see the Plenty farm start to grow its roots in the community during the build out process, the vegetables Plenty produces will be proudly grown and managed by Compton residents, and we look forward to creating a solid partnership with them.

  3. Steven Spielberg:

    I'm a huge supporter of the Academy Awards, i was surprised at some of the individuals who were not nominated. I was surprised at [the exclusion of] Idris [Elba] — I was surprised at that. I think that was one of the best performances in the supporting actor and the actor category, was Idris. I've seen 'Straight Outta Compton' — my wife and I saw it when it first opened, the first weekend, and it just rocked our world. It was incredible. I was very surprised to see that omission.

  4. Prince Harry:

    Within the first eight days of our relationship being made public, was when they said, ‘Harry’s girl almost straight out of Compton,’ and that her exotic DNA will be thickening the royal blood.

  5. Kendrick Lamar:

    I will always, since day one, scream Compton and make sure I come back to this community and do right by them because Compton's done right by me.

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