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ˈmæks wɛl, -wəlMax·well

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  1. maxwell, Mxnoun

    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

  2. Maxwell, J. C. Maxwell, James Clerk Maxwellnoun

    Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)


  1. maxwellnoun

    A cgs unit of magnetic flux, abbreviated Mx; it is equal to the magnetic flux passing through one sqaure centimeter which is normal to a magnetic field of one gauss.


  1. Maxwellnoun

    from Mackeswell near Melrose.

    Etymology: From James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician

  2. maxwellnoun

    A unit of magnetic flux that produces one abvolt per turn per second

    Etymology: From James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician

  3. Maxwellnoun

    A Scottish habitational surname from Mackeswell near Melrose.

  4. Maxwellnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.


  1. Maxwell

    Gerald Maxwell Rivera, known as Maxwell is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music spans R&B, funk and soul, but he is best known as one of the exemplars of the subgenre neo-soul movement of the latter 1990s. After a hugely successful debut album Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, he released Embrya, Now and a live album MTV Unplugged. After an 8-year hiatus, he returned with the platinum-selling BLACKsummers'night, the first of a trilogy. He has received 12 Grammy nominations with two wins.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maxwell in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maxwell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Maxwell in a Sentence

  1. Justice Chris Maxwell:

    Having had regard to the whole of the evidence led at trial, and having deliberated long and hard over this matter, I find Justice Chris Maxwell in the position of having a genuine doubt as to( Pell's) guilt, my doubt is a doubt which the jury ought also to have had.

  2. Roy Greenslade:

    People who were there at the time( when Ghislaine Maxwell died), said Ghislaine Maxwell dealt with it brilliantly, dry-eyed, dealing well with the press.

  3. Virginia Roberts Giuffre:

    In the car Ghislaine Maxwell tells me that I have to do for Prince Andrew what I do for Jeffrey Epstein of sex crimes and that just made me sick.

  4. Ghislaine Maxwell:

    So Maxwell is right up my alley, whenever she walked into court, with the two U.S. marshals, she always made an entrance like she was walking down a runway, I swear to God.

  5. Jeffrey Epstein:

    You’re not comparing apples to apples and pears to pears, the allegations in the civil case are significantly different and involve different accusers. But Maxwell's conviction might provide slight corroboration to Giuffre’s allegations.

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