Definition of curie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkjʊəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjʊri//
(abbreviation Ci)(physics)
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a unit for measuring radioactivity Word Origin early 20th cent.: named after Marie Curie (1867-1934), Polish-born French physicist, and Pierre Curie (1859-1906), French physicist, who were pioneers of radioactivity.
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