Rutherford

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Ruth·​er·​ford ˈrə-t͟hər-fərd How to pronounce Rutherford (audio)
-ṯẖə-,
-thər-,
-thə-
Ernest 1871–1937 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson British physicist

Rutherford

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Joseph Franklin 1869–1942 American leader of Jehovah's Witnesses

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“Rutherford.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rutherford. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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rutherford

noun
ruth·​er·​ford ˈrət͟h-ə(r)-fərd How to pronounce rutherford (audio) ˈrəth- How to pronounce rutherford (audio)
: a unit strength of a radioactive source corresponding to one million disintegrations per second
abbreviation rd

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