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


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

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“Rutherford.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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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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