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max·well

 (măks′wĕl′, -wəl)
n. Abbr. Mx
The unit of magnetic flux in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to the flux perpendicularly intersecting an area of one square centimeter in a region where the magnetic intensity is one gauss.

[After James Clerk Maxwell.]

Maxwell

(ˈmækswəl)
n
1. (Biography) James Clerk. 1831–79, Scottish physicist. He made major contributions to the electromagnetic theory, developing the equations (Maxwell equations) upon which classical theory is based. He also contributed to the kinetic theory of gases, and colour vision
2. (Biography) (Ian) Robert, original name Robert Hoch. 1923–91, British publisher, born in Slovakia: founder (1949) of Pergamon Press; chairman of Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd. (1984–91); theft from his employees' pension funds and other frauds discovered after his death led to the collapse of his business

maxwell

(ˈmækswəl)
n
(Units) the cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux through one square centimetre normal to a field of one gauss. It is equivalent to 10–8 weber. Symbol: Mx
[C20: named after James Clerk Maxwell]

max•well

(ˈmæks wɛl, -wəl)

n.
the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic flux, equal to the magnetic flux through one square centimeter normal to a magnetic field of one gauss.
[1895–1900; after J. C. Maxwell]

Max•well

(ˈmæks wɛl, -wəl)

n.
James Clerk (klärk), 1831–79, Scottish physicist.

Maxwell

The Maxwell automobile (1894–1925) was originally made by the Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company of Newcastle, Indiana, then by the Maxwell Motor Corporation (Detroit, MI). Walter Chrysler took control of that company in 1923, introduced a Chrysler in 1924, and had phased out the Maxwell name by 1926.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maxwell - a cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux perpendicular to an area of 1 square centimeter in a magnetic field of 1 gauss
flux unit, magnetic flux unit - a measure of the strength of a magnetic field per unit area
Wb, weber - a unit of magnetic flux equal to 100,000,000 maxwells
2.Maxwell - Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)Maxwell - Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)
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Among the teachers at Wareham was one who influenced Rebecca profoundly, Miss Emily Maxwell, with whom she studied English literature and composition.
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Nobody seemed possessed of exact information with which to satisfy the hungry mind, but there was believed to be at least one person in existence who had seen, with his own eyes, an essay by Miss Maxwell in a magazine.
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Admiral Maxwell, only six weeks before she was taken for death.
Maxwell M'Leod, he knows where they come from, and where they go to.
At this, night after night, sometimes far into the morning, Rutherford Maxwell would sit and write stories.
Rutherford Maxwell was an Englishman, and the younger son of an Englishman; and his lot was the lot of the younger sons all the world over.
With a snappy "Good-morning, Pitcher," Maxwell dashed at his desk as though he were intending to leap over it, and then plunged into the great heap of letters and telegrams waiting there for him.
Maxwell say anything yesterday about engaging another stenographer?
Maxwell shoved his chair against the wall and transacted business after the manner of a toe dancer.
By George, I'll do it now," said Maxwell, half aloud.