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  1. An·der·son
    IPA[ˈandərsən]
    • 1. an industrial city in east central Indiana; population 57,282 (est. 2008).

    • 2. a city in northwestern South Carolina; population 27,027 (est. 2008).

    • 3. a city in north central California; population 10,538 (est. 2008).

    • (1876–1941), US author. He is noted for Winesburg, Ohio (1919), a collection of interrelated short stories that explore a discontent with small-town life.
    • (1888–1959), US playwright. His plays, many of which are written in verse, deal with social and moral problems. He also wrote many historical dramas. Notable works: Elizabeth the Queen (1930), Key Largo (1939), Anne of the Thousand Days (1948), and The Bad Seed (1954).
    • (1897–1993), US opera singer. Initially barred from giving concerts in the US because of racial discrimination, she gained international success during several European tours 1925–35. Her US career flourished from 1936; in 1955, she became the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
    • noun

      a small prefabricated air-raid shelter of a type built in the UK during the Second World War.
    • (1923–94), English film director, best known for This Sporting Life (1963), If … (1968), and O Lucky Man (1973); full name Lindsay Gordon Anderson.
    • (1897–1993), American operatic contralto. In 1955 she became the first black singer to perform at the New York Metropolitan Opera.
    • (1836–1917), English physician. In 1866 she established a dispensary for women and children in London.
    • (born 1923), US physicist. He made contributions to the study of solid-state physics, investigating magnetism and superconductivity. Research on molecular interactions has also been facilitated by his work on the spectroscopy of gases. Nobel Prize for Physics (1977).
    • (1905–91), US physicist. In 1932, he discovered the positron—the first antiparticle known. Nobel Prize for Physics (1936), shared with Victor F. Hess.
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