John R. Pierce

John Robinson Pierce (March 27, 1910 – April 2, 2002), was an American engineer and author. He worked extensively in the fields of radio communication, microwave technology, computer music, psychoacoustics, and science fiction.[1] As a sideline to his professional career he wrote science fiction for many years under various names: John Pierce, John R. Pierce, and J. J. Coupling. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned his PhD from Caltech, and died in Palo Alto, California from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

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Concise Oxford English Dictionary
■ noun all future generations.

ME: from OFr. posterite, from L. posteritas, from posterus ‘following’.

Concise Oxford Thesaurus
▶ noun
their names are recorded for posterity: FUTURE GENERATIONS, the future.
(archaic) the posterity of Abraham: DESCENDANTS, heirs, successors, offspring, children, progeny; Law issue; archaic seed.

s. потомство; потомство

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Merriam-Webster Collegiate® Dictionary
Pronunciation: pä-‘ster-ə-tē
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English posterite, from Anglo-French pusterité, from Latin posteritat-, posteritas, from posterus coming after
Date: 14th century

1 : the offspring of one progenitor to the furthest generation
2 : all future generations

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