Edison

biographical name
Ed·​i·​son | \ ˈe-də-sən How to pronounce Edison (audio) \

Definition of Edison

Thomas Alva 1847–1931 American inventor

Other Words from Edison

Edisonian \ ˌe-​də-​ˈsō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Edisonian (audio) , -​nyən \ adjective

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