Definition of maxwell in English:

maxwell

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Pronunciation: /ˈmakswɛl
 
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(abbreviation: Mx)

noun

Physics
  • A unit of magnetic flux in the c.g.s. system, equal to that induced through one square centimetre by a perpendicular magnetic field of one gauss.

Origin

early 20th century: named after J. C. Maxwell (see Maxwell, James Clerk).

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