Associations to the word «Townsend»
TOWNSEND, proper noun. A surname.
TOWNSEND, proper noun. A town in Delaware
TOWNSEND, proper noun. A town in Massachusetts
TOWNSEND, proper noun. A city in Montana
TOWNSEND, proper noun. A city in Tennessee
TOWNSEND, proper noun. A town in Wisconsin
TOWNSEND DISCHARGE, noun. A gas ionization process where free electrons, accelerated by a sufficiently strong electric field, give rise to electrical conduction through a gas by avalanche multiplication caused by the ionization of molecules by ion impact.
TOWNSEND DISCHARGES, noun. Plural of Townsend discharge
TOWNSEND, noun. United States social reformer who proposed an old-age pension sponsored by the federal government; his plan was a precursor to Social Security (1867-1960).
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