maxwell: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (maks'wel, -wul), [key]
— n. Elect.
  1. 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. Abbr.: Mx


Pronunciation: (maks'wel or, for 2, 3, -wul), [key]
— n.
  1. 1883–1963, U.S. professional hostess and author.
  2. 1831–79, Scottish physicist.
  3. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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