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- 1. bacon, cut of pork
- usage: back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
- 2. Bacon, Roger Bacon
- usage: English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
- 3. Bacon, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, 1st Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans
- usage: English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
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