Maxwell meaning

măkswĕl, -wəl
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.
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The basic unit of magnetic flux in the CGS system, equal to the flux through one square centimeter perpendicular to a magnetic field with an intensity of one gauss: one maxwell equals 10-8 weber.
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(person) 1831-79; Scot. physicist.
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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.
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(physics) A unit of magnetic flux that produces one abvolt per turn per second.
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A Scottish habitational surname from Mackeswell near Melrose.
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A male given name, transferred from the surname.
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Origin of maxwell

  • After James Clerk Maxwell

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician

    From Wiktionary