Compton

biographical name (1)
Comp·​ton | \ ˈkäm(p)-tən How to pronounce Compton (audio) \

Definition of Compton

 (Entry 1 of 3)

Arthur Holly 1892–1962 American physicist

Compton

biographical name (2)

Definition of Compton (Entry 2 of 3)

Karl Taylor 1887–1954 brother of Arthur Compton American physicist

Compton

geographical name
Comp·​ton | \ ˈkäm(p)-tən How to pronounce Compton (audio) \

Definition of Compton (Entry 3 of 3)

city in southwestern California south-southeast of Los Angeles population 96,455

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