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(Jacques Etienne) inventor of the first practical hot-air balloon; name of a hot-air balloon using fire as a thrusting forceMontgolfier
act as pioneer, first person to explore territory, first species to grow somewhere, go into unexplored territory, invent or develop new thing, inventor or innovator, pathfinder, forerunner; one who paves the way; member of a military engineering corps,
Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish scientist and industrialist who established the Nobel Prize, inventor of dynamiteNobel
Charles Babbage (1792-1871), British mathematician and "the father of computing", inventor of a mathematical computing machine which was the forerunner of modern computers; family nameBabbage
Charles Goodyear (1800-60), American inventor, developer of the process for vulcanizing rubber; family nameGoodyear
creator, creator; inventor; producer; beginner; generator, somebody starting transactionoriginator
decorated with many things, ingenious, ingenious inventor, intricatedaedal; dedal
Eli Whitney (1765-1825) American inventor who invented the cotton gin; male or female first nameWhitney
expert; artisan; technician, mechanic, inventor, skilled workerartificer
family name; Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), American scientist and inventor of the telephoneBell
family name; Elijah J. McCoy (1843-1929), American inventor who is acclaimed for his inventions (including the folding ironing board and the automatic sprinkler)McCoy
family name; James Watt (1736-1819), Scottish inventor who improved the steam engine and coined the term horsepowerWatt
family name; William R. Hewlett (1913-2001), American inventor who invented the "Variable frequency oscillation generator"; Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861-1923), English authorHewlett
George Westinghouse (1846-1914), American inventor and manufacturer; brand name of electric appliancesWestinghouse
Guglielmo Marconi (Italian engineer, inventor and physicist)Marconi
invariable, invented, invention, inventor, invoiceinv.
Inventor of the Arbitrage Pricing Theory. Finance professor at MIT., male first name; family nameRoss
inventor, one who makes a willdeviser
Jacques Yves Cousteau (1910-1997), French filmmaker author and underwater explorer, co-inventor of the Aqualung (form of scuba equipment)Cousteau
Johannes Gutenberg (c1400-1468), German printer, inventor of printing with movable typeGutenberg
large river flowing from Ghana in central Africa south towards the Gulf of Guinea; Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), Italian scientist, inventor of the voltaic pile, man after whom the volt is namedVolta
male first name; family name; Elisha Graves Otis (1811-1861) American inventor, designer of the first elevatorOtis
Melvil Dewey (1851-1931), American educator and inventor of the Dewey Decimal System; John Dewey (1859-1952), American philosopher and educatorDewey
Nikola Tesla (born 1856-1943), Croatian-born physicist and inventor who is responsible for many inventions (including the electro-magnetic motor, Tesla coil, etc.)Tesla
old-fashioned photography technique in which pictures were made on plates of glass or metal (names after its inventor, Louis Daguerre); picture made using the daguerrotype techniquedaguerrotype
person who creates, inventor, designer, somebody who createscreator
Robert Bunsen (1811-99), German chemist, inventor of the Bunsen burnerBunsen
Robert Fulton (1765-1815), American artist and engineer, builder of one of the first steamboats to be widely used in the USA, inventor of the torpedoFulton
Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872), Inventor, developer of the first successful telegraph; code language made of dots and dashes transmitted over wires and by radio waves, Morse codeMorse
temperature scale with the freezing point of water at 0 degrees and the boiling point at 80 degrees (named after its inventor, Rene Reaumur)Reaumur
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