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ˈdɔl tndal·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dalton, John Daltonnoun

    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. daltonnoun

    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


  1. daltonnoun

    the atomic mass unit

  2. Daltonnoun

    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. Daltonnoun

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

  4. Daltonnoun

    John Dalton, English chemist.

  5. Daltonnoun

    transferred from the surname.

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



    Dalton (named after John Dalton) is an ab initio quantum chemistry computer program suite, consisting of the Dalton and LSDalton programs. The Dalton suite 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, Poul Jørgensen and Kenneth Ruud. Dalton switched to the open source GNU LGPL licence in August 2017.


  1. dalton

    Dalton refers to several concepts named after the English scientist John Dalton: 1. A unit of atomic mass in chemistry and physics, symbol "Da". It is also known as the atomic mass unit (amu), used to express the mass of atomic and subatomic particles. 2. In history and literature, it can refer to Dalton Gang, a group of American outlaws during the late 19th century. 3. In geography, it can refer to various cities, towns, and geographical features primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. 4. Dalton’s law, also known as Dalton's law of partial pressures, is a principle in physics and chemistry which states that the total pressure exerted by a mixture of gases is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of the individual gases. 5. Daltonism, a term occasionally used to refer to color blindness as John Dalton described his own color blindness in 1794. Please note that the context will often clarify which specific concept is being referred to when the term "Dalton" is used.


  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dalton is ranked #654 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dalton surname appeared 52,184 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 18 would have the surname Dalton.

    86.8% or 45,317 total occurrences were White.
    7.7% or 4,023 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 1,211 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 976 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 350 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 297 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dalton in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dalton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Dalton in a Sentence

  1. Tonya Olson:

    Dalton is not a bad father, he would never harm that baby. He loves him to death. He would die for him.

  2. Phil Neff:

    I'm more concerned about the bad publicity that Dalton, Georgia, is getting, dalton, Georgia, is recognized throughout the world for the development of the carpet. That's what most people know it by. But now it's being known by the idea that everybody in Dalton was a supporter of Marjorie Greene -- and they were not.

  3. Quentin Tarantino:

    I've been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was 7 years old, i'm very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don't exist anymore. And I couldn't be happier about the dynamic teaming of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as Rick Dalton and Cliff.

  4. Pali Matyas:

    Jason Dalton said that Pali Matyas did n’t send it, and did n’t authorize it and Pali Matyas did n’t know who did, all of that translates into The Sheriff Office.

  5. Jeremiah Underhill:

    The only reason we caught this was because our doctor was smart enough to say, ‘Let’s test this,’ i mean, it was the water we used to mix Dalton’s formula.

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