Fleming

noun
Flem·​ing | \ ˈfle-miŋ How to pronounce Fleming (audio) \

Definition of Fleming

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: a member of the Germanic people inhabiting northern Belgium and a small section of northern France

Fleming

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Flem·​ing | \ ˈfle-miŋ How to pronounce Fleming (audio) \

Definition of Fleming (Entry 2 of 5)

Sir Alexander 1881–1955 British bacteriologist

Fleming

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Definition of Fleming (Entry 3 of 5)

Ian Lancaster 1908–1964 British writer

Fleming

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Definition of Fleming (Entry 4 of 5)

Sir John Ambrose 1849–1945 English electrical engineer

Fleming

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Definition of Fleming (Entry 5 of 5)

Renée 1959–     American soprano

First Known Use of Fleming

Noun

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Fleming

Noun

Middle English, from Middle Dutch Vlaminc (akin to Middle Dutch Vlander Flanders)

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“Fleming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fleming. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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