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Thomson may refer to:
- Thomson (surname), includes a list of people with this name and a description of its origin
- thomson (unit), a unit for mass-to-charge ratio, symbol: Th; named in honor of J. J. Thomson
- J. J. Thomson, British physicist and Nobel laureate credited with the discovery of electrons and isotopes, and the invention of the mass spectrometer.
- William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), British physicist who proposed the absolute scale of temperature in thermodynamics.
- Thomson effect, named after William Thomson, which is the heating or cooling of a current-carrying conductor when a temperature gradient is present
- Joule–Thomson effect, named after James Prescott Joule and William Thomson, which explains the temperature change of a fluid when allowed to pass through a porous plug with the system kept thermally insulated
- Thomson's gazelle, a species of gazelle
- Thomson structures, the same as Widmanstätten figures
- David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, a high school located in Toronto, Ontario
- The Thomson Corporation, a Canadian-based information services company
- Thomson Reuters, a media company created by The Thomson Corporation's purchase of Reuters on 17 April 2008
- Thomson-CSF, former name for the company Thales Group
- Thomson Directories, local business search company and publisher of:
- Thomson Local, the UK business directory
- Thomsons Online Benefits, a UK-based provider of employee benefit programmes
- Thomson SA, formerly known as Thomson Multimedia, a French electronics manufacturer and media services provider
- Various businesses of TUI AG:
- L.H. Thomson, manufacturer of aircraft and bicycle parts
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