compton compton  /ˈkɑmp tən/


  • (n) United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)


  1. Cricket-Ashes hint as Root replaces Compton as opener

    LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Joe Root is on course to open in the forthcoming Ashes series against Australia after being named as opener in an England squad for a four-day warmup match against county side Essex starting on Sunday. Nick Compton, who scored consecutive test centuries in New Zealand this year but then struggled for form in the return series, has not been included in the side ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Boys' basketball: Compton gets its chance to be in the spotlight

    DeMar DeRozan brought lots of publicity to Compton during his playing days, but now the Tarbabes have the talent and experience to make a Southern Section title run, and Monday's Fairfax tournament will be an opportunity to see if Compton...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Man Remains ‘Extremely Critical’ Following Compton Shooting

    A man remains "extremely critical" following a shooting on a Compton street Friday afternoon.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles


  1. "The more we play, the better it gets," Serena said. "You know, when we play our match on Saturday, it's for everything. This is what we dreamed of when we were growing up in Compton 20-something years ago. So, you know, this is what we...
    on Jul 2, 2009 By: Serena Williams Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "This is crazy," Knight told the Los Angeles Times in Thursday's editions. "I'm a 42-year-old businessman, not a gang member. I don't even live in Compton anymore."
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Suge Knight Source: Forbes

  3. "Go to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic or Venezuela and you'll find baseball academies bought and paid for by teams," Williams said. "We've got one up and running in Compton, and we're renovating a few ballfields in a few other places....
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Billy Williams Source:

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