Definition of Thomas Edison from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Thomas Edison

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(1847-1931) a famous US inventor. His inventions included a machine for reproducing sound, the electric light bulb and the 'kinescopic camera', later used in cinemas. He produced the first talking films in 1912.
Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety nine per cent perspiration.
Thomas Edison