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ˈmaɪ kəl sənmichel·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Michelson, A. A. Michelson, Albert Michelson, Albert Abraham Michelsonnoun

    United States physicist (born in Germany) who collaborated with Morley in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1852-1931)


  1. michelson

    Michelson may refer to Albert A. Michelson, an American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson-Morley experiment. In this context, "Michelson" might also refer to the Michelson interferometer, a device he invented to measure the speed of light. The term could also be a surname of Jewish origin. It's important to use it in a clear context.


  1. Michelson

    Michelson is a crater on the far side of the Moon. It lies along the northeastern outer rim of the huge walled plain Hertzsprung, and to the southwest of the crater Kolhörster. This is a heavily eroded crater formation with multiple impacts along the rim edge and within the interior. The rim is roughly circular, but has been rendered relatively uneven due to these smaller craters. There are small craters across the interior floor, including impacts along the north, west and southeastern edges. To the southeast of the outer rim is a crater chain that has been designated Catena Michelson. This feature is radial to the Mare Orientale impact basin, and passes near the outer rim of the crater Grachev.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Michelson is ranked #10224 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Michelson surname appeared 3,153 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Michelson.

    93.6% or 2,954 total occurrences were White.
    2.8% or 91 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 51 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 27 total occurrences were Black.
    0.7% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of michelson in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of michelson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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