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ˈɛd ə sənedi·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Edison, Thomas Edison, Thomas Alva Edisonnoun

    United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931)

Wiktionary

  1. Edisonnoun

    an electric utility

  2. Edisonnoun

    An English patronymic or metronymic surname derived from Adam and Edith.

  3. Edisonnoun

    Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman.

Wikipedia

  1. Edison

    Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He established the first industrial research laboratory.Edison was raised in the American Midwest. Early in his career he worked as a telegraph operator, which inspired some of his earliest inventions. In 1876, he established his first laboratory facility in Menlo Park, New Jersey, where many of his early inventions were developed. He later established a botanical laboratory in Fort Myers, Florida, in collaboration with businessmen Henry Ford and Harvey S. Firestone, and a laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey, that featured the world's first film studio, the Black Maria. With 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as patents in other countries, Edison is regarded as the most prolific inventor in American history. Edison married twice and fathered six children. He died in 1931 of complications of diabetes.

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  1. edison

    Edison often refers to Thomas Alva Edison, an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the practical electric light bulb. His name may also be associated with the Edison Company, which he founded, also known as General Electric.

Wikidata

  1. Edison

    Edison Township is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, Edison had a total population of 99,967, retaining its position as the fifth-most populous municipality in New Jersey. The 2010 population reflected an increase of 2,280 from the 97,687 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,007 from the 88,680 counted in the 1990 Census. What is now Edison Township was originally incorporated as Raritan Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 17, 1870, from portions of both Piscataway Township and Woodbridge Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Metuchen on March 20, 1900, and Highland Park on March 15, 1905. The name was officially changed to Edison Township on November 10, 1954, in honor of inventor Thomas Edison, who had his main laboratory in the Menlo Park section of the township. Edison was ranked the 28th most livable small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine, and the 2nd in New Jersey in 2006 in Money Magazine's "Best Places To Live". In 2008 two years later, Money Magazine changed the town's ranking to 35 out of the top 100 places to live in the United States of America. Edison Township was not on the 2007 list because that year's list included only municipalities with a population of 50,000 or less. In the 2006 survey of America's Safest Cities, the township was ranked 23rd, out of 371 cities included nationwide, in the 13th annual Morgan Quitno survey. In 2009, Edison was ranked as one of "America's 10 Best Places to Grow Up" by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings focused on low crime, strong schools, green spaces, and abundance of recreational activities.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. EDISON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Edison is ranked #8250 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Edison surname appeared 4,015 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Edison.

    51.2% or 2,056 total occurrences were White.
    35.8% or 1,438 total occurrences were Black.
    4.6% or 186 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.5% or 183 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.2% or 91 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 61 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Edison in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Edison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Edison in a Sentence

  1. Michael Edelman:

    We can tune quantum dots to make that old Thomas Edison glow we all know and love.

  2. Nikola Tesla:

    If he [Thomas Edison] had a needle to find in a haystack, he would not stop to reason where it was most likely to be, but would proceed at once with the feverish diligence of a bee, to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. … Just a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety percent of his labor.

  3. Sidney Madwed:

    The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams. We would have more than one Einstein, Edison, Schweitzer, Mother Theresa, Dr. Salk and other great minds in a century.

  4. New York:

    Just received word that [energy company Con Edison] will be shutting down the gas in the immediate area along Fox Street between Intervale Ave Tiffany Street, with temperatures dropping, we will continue to monitor to ensure a restoration of gas once it is safe to do so.

  5. Newt Gingrich:

    If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as candle making industry threatened.

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