maxwell

noun
max·​well | \ ˈmaks-ˌwel How to pronounce maxwell (audio) , -wəl \

Definition of maxwell

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: the centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux per square centimeter of normal cross section in a region where the magnetic induction is one gauss : 10−8 weber

Maxwell

biographical name
Max·​well | \ ˈmaks-ˌwel How to pronounce Maxwell (audio) , -wəl \

Definition of Maxwell (Entry 2 of 2)

James Clerk \ ˈklärk How to pronounce Maxwell (audio) \ 1831–1879 Scottish physicist

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Maxwellian \ maks-​ˈwe-​lē-​ən How to pronounce Maxwell (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of maxwell

Noun

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maxwell

Noun

James Clerk Maxwell

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“Maxwell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maxwell. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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maxwell

noun
max·​well | \ ˈmak-swel How to pronounce maxwell (audio) \

Medical Definition of maxwell

: the cgs electromagnetic unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux per square centimeter of normal cross section in a region where the magnetic induction is one gauss : 10−8 weber

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