Thomson's hypothesis

noun

Definition of Thomson's hypothesis

: a theory in physics: an atom consists of a large number of electrons held together by a mass with a positive charge equal to the sum of the negative charges of the electrons

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History and Etymology for Thomson's hypothesis

after Sir George Paget Thomson, born 1892 English physicist

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“Thomson's hypothesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thomson%27s%20hypothesis. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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