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Edison, Thomas Alva

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishEdison, Thomas AlvaThomas Alva EdisonEd‧i‧son, Thom‧as Al‧va /ˈedəsən, ˈtɒməs ˈælvə $ ˈtɑː-/  (1847–1931) a US inventor who made over 1300 electrical inventions, including the microphone, the record player, and equipment for the cinema. He is most famous for inventing the light bulb (=a glass container with a thin wire inside, which produces light by using electricity).
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