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Compton, CA -- U.S. city in California
Population (2000): 93493
Housing Units (2000): 23795
Land area (2000): 10.134130 sq. miles (26.247276 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.069970 sq. miles (0.181222 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 10.204100 sq. miles (26.428498 sq. km)
FIPS code: 15044
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 33.896715 N, 118.225078 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Compton, CA
Compton, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 347
Housing Units (2000): 136
Land area (2000): 0.165860 sq. miles (0.429576 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.165860 sq. miles (0.429576 sq. km)
FIPS code: 15989
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 41.694222 N, 89.086006 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 61318
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Compton, IL

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Compton (crater)

Compton is a prominent lunar crater that is located in the northern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the east of the Mare Humboldtianum, and southwest of the walled plain Schwarzschild. To the southeast of Compton is the heavily eroded crater Swann.

This formation is roughly circular, with a wide, irregular outer rim that varies considerably in width. Parts of the inner wall have terraced steps that form wide shelves along the edge. Within the wall is a floor that has been resurfaced by lava flows some time in the past. This surface has a lower albedo than the surroundings, giving it a slightly darker hue.

At the midpoint of the floor is a formation of mounts that comprise the central peak. This peak is surrounded by a semi-circular ring of hills that lie in the western half of the crater at a radius about half that of the inner edge of the rim. These mounts form jagged rises through the lava-covered surface and lie at irregular intervals from each other.

The interior also contains a set of slender rilles within the ring of hills, primarily in the northwest part of the crater floor. Apart from a small, bowl-shaped craterlet near the eastern rim, the floor only contains a few tiny craterlets.

Compton (electoral district)

Compton (also known as Mégantic—Compton—Stanstead) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1949, and again from 1968 to 1997.

Compton (provincial electoral district)

Compton was a former provincial electoral district in the Estrie region of Quebec, Canada. It elected members to the National Assembly of Quebec (earlier known as the Legislative Assembly of Quebec).

It was created for the 1867 election (and a district of that name existed earlier in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada). Its final election was in 1970. It disappeared in the 1973 election, when it merged with Mégantic to form the Mégantic-Compton electoral district.

Compton (surname)

Compton is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Ann Compton, journalist
  • Arthur Compton, physicist and Nobel Prize winner, of the Compton effect, brother of Karl Taylor Compton and Wilson Martindale Compton, below
  • Barnes Compton, Maryland congressman and state officeholder
  • Charles H. Compton (1880–1966), American librarian and educator
  • Christian Compton, Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Cliff Compton (born 1979), American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Domino
  • D.G. Compton, science fiction author
  • Denis Compton, England cricketer and footballer
  • Erik Compton, Norwegian-American professional golfer
  • F. E. Compton, publisher
  • Fay Compton, (1894–1974), English actress
  • Francis Compton (Conservative politician) (1824–1915), English lawyer and Conservative MP
  • Sir Francis Compton (c. 1629–1716), English soldier and MP for Warwick
  • Frances Snow Compton, a pseudonym used by Henry Adams
  • Henry Compton, Bishop of London
  • Henry Compton (actor), English actor
  • Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist
  • John Compton, leader of Saint Lucia United Workers Party
  • John Compton, London pipe & electronic organ maker
  • Karl Taylor Compton, physicist, one-time president of MIT, brother of Arthur Compton, above, Wilson Martindale Compton, below
  • Katie Compton, American bicycle racer
  • Leslie Compton, English footballer and cricketer
  • Lynn Compton, lead prosecutor in the Sirhan Sirhan trial and 101st Airborne WWII-veteran
  • Nick Compton, English cricketer
  • O'Neal Compton, American film and television actor
  • Patrick Compton, South African cricketer
  • Paul Compton, English footballer and football manager
  • Richard Compton, American actor
  • Richard G. Compton, chemist
  • Richard Compton (cricketer), South African cricketer
  • Robert Harold Compton, botanist
  • Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington
  • Wayde Compton, Canadian writer
  • William Compton (courtier), lover of Henry VIII's notorious mistress, Anne Stafford; the two were prosecuted for adultery
  • Wilson Martindale Compton, fifth president of Washington State University, brother of Arthur Compton and Karl Taylor Compton, above
Compton (Trappe, Maryland)

Compton is a historic home in Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland. It is a two-part Flemish bond brick dwelling, which is the result of two major building periods and subsequent minor alterations. The main part is five bays long with a three-brick belt course between floors. The second part is a -story kitchen / dining room wing. Also on the property is a two-story brick milkhouse. It was home to Maryland's 18th Governor Samuel Stevens, who expanded the building to its present configuration.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Compton (album)

Compton (also known as Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre) is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist Dr. Dre. It was released on August 7, 2015 on Apple Music and the iTunes Store, with the physical editions released on August 21, 2015. It is the follow-up to his second album 2001 (1999) and the cancellation of Detox.

Production for the album took place with Detox, but the album itself was devised when production of the movie Straight Outta Compton gave Dre the idea for a soundtrack, with album specific production taking place in 2015 at several recording studios and was handled by Focus..., Dem Jointz, DJ Dahi, Cardiak, DJ Premier and Dr. Dre himself, among others. Compton features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Cold 187um, King Mez, The Game, Ice Cube, Xzibit, Anderson .Paak and others.

The album debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200, selling 295,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. Upon its release, Compton received general acclaim from music critics.

Usage examples of "compton".

Churchill, Alfonso Circuit Judge, The Clapp, Homer Clark, Nellie Clute, Aner Compton, Seth Conant, Edith Culbertson, E.

Grey Eagle, of the speech and expressions of Compton and his mother, and of the unmistakable fright of most of the Binger people.

Soho his village because he has his breakfast croissant and cappuccino at Patisserie Valerie in Old Compton Street and buys his charcuterie and cheese from Fratelli Camisa in Berwick Street and his coffee beans from Angelucci in Frith Street.

One was in connection with a couple of murdered prostitutes in Compton that dated back to 1992, but Nicholas Chito was serving twenty-five years to life in San Quentin for that.

No one has ever known her first name, let alone her second probably lighting one of her customary panatellas from the gasolier on the mahogany counter of the old cigar store on Old Compton Street.

Henry Hadfield, the cricket captain from Radfield Compton, a village on the remote side of Ringwood, arrived to make arrangements for the annual match and was greeted as an alien with enthusiastic chaff from the Binford men.

Radfield Compton men, Henry Hadfield, who had worked on Southampton Docks.

Carr and Private Compton, swaggersticks tight in their oxters, as they march unsteadily rightaboutface and burst together from their mouths a volleyed fart.

Carr and Private Compton turn and counterretort, their tunics bloodbright in a lampglow, black sockets of caps on their blond cropped polls.

Carr, Private Compton and Cissy Caffrey pass beneath the windows, singing in discord.

Otterbourne was curiously long and narrow, touching on Compton and Twyford to the north and north-west, on Stoneham to the south, and Hursley to the west, lying along the bank of the Itchen.

Lane, where Hursley parish touches upon Compton, at the hamlet of Silkstede, which is reported to have been a priory, and has a fine old barn and a dell in the orchard full of snowdrops.

There is an elegance and delicacy of colour about this little cistus which renders it one of the most charming of the many stars of the wayside, as it grows on Compton Hill.

Formerly on the top of Compton Hill, and at the angle of the lane leading to Bunstead.

They walked down to Old Compton Street, on the edge of Soho, where the tawdry and the chic sit side by side to the benefit of both, and they ate at La Reache, filling up on couscous and dozens of marvelous plates of exotic food, which covered their table and spilled over onto an unused table nearby, and they walked from there to a small pub Sylvia liked in nearby Berwick Street, and they had a few drinks, and they chatted.