[noun] The line on a graph that runs vertically (bottom to top).
[noun] Eukaryotic, single-celled organisms belonging to the fungi kingdom.
[person] English physicist and physician, born in Milverton, Somerset (1773-1829). Young's experiments with deflecting light showed interference patterns, proving that light is a wave. In addition, he was an Egyptologist and helped decipher the Rosetta Stone. Young also researched the size of molecules, surface tension in liquids, and the elasticity of materials.
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[verb] To give off or send forth, as in light, particles, or radiation.Go to term