Definition of Curie

1. Noun. A unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second.

Exact synonyms: Ci
Generic synonyms: Radioactivity Unit
Terms within: Millicurie



2. Noun. French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906).
Exact synonyms: Pierre Curie
Generic synonyms: Physicist

3. Noun. French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934).
Exact synonyms: Madame Curie, Marie Curie, Marya Sklodowska
Generic synonyms: Chemist

Definition of Curie

1. Noun. 3.7Ă—1010 decays per second, as a unit of radioactivity. Symbol Ci. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Curie

1. a unit of radioactivity [n -S]

Medical Definition of Curie

1. The conventional unit of activity of radioactive material decaying at a rate of 3.7 x E10 transformations per second (roughly equivalent to the activity of 1 gram of radium). See: becquerel, 1 Ci = 3.7 x E10 Bq. (16 Dec 1997)

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Literary usage of Curie

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1. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1904)
"Par Mine curie. Paris : Gauthier-Villars, 1904. 4. ... M. curie demonstrated that the stream of energy constantly proceeding from the newly discovered ..."

2. Eminent Chemists of Our Time by Benjamin Harrow (1920)
".Madame curie." The foremost scientist of France, and the I greatest woman scientist in the history of mankind, she counts politically less than many a man ..."

3. Eminent Chemists of Our Time by Benjamin Harrow (1920)
"MARIE SKLODOWSKA curie INCE," says Anatole France, " has two I geniuses—Rodin and Madame curie. ... This momentous discovery belongs to Madame curie. ..."

4. Journal of the National Institute of Social Sciences by National Institute of Social Sciences (U.S.) (1921)
"REPLY OF MADAME MARIE curie I am grateful to the National Institute of Social Sciences ... President Johnson: We are grateful to you, indeed, Madame curie, ..."

5. Acts Passed at the ... Session of the General Assembly for the Commonwealth by Kentucky (1878)
"WHEREAS, Julius R. curie attended to a case of the Commonwealth in the Hart county court against John E. Abbott and his securities, and also in the Hart ..."

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