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Fleming British & World English

A native of Flanders

Fleming1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Sir Alexander (1881–1955), Scottish bacteriologist

Fleming, Ian British & World English

(1908–64), English novelist; full name Ian Lancaster Fleming. He is known for his spy novels whose hero is the secret agent James Bond

Fleming, Peggy British & World English

(1948-), US figure skater. She was world champion 1966–68 and won an Olympic gold medal in 1968

Fleming, Renée British & World English

(1959-), US opera singer. She made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 1991 and is known for her interpretation of the bel canto repertory and for her enthusiasm for contemporary operas

Fleming, Sir Alexander British & World English

(1881–1955), Scottish bacteriologist. In 1928, Fleming discovered the effect of penicillin on bacteria. Twelve years later Howard Florey and Ernst Chain established its therapeutic use as an antibiotic. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1945, shared with Florey and Chain)

Fleming, Sir John Ambrose British & World English

(1849–1945), English electrical engineer, chiefly remembered for his invention of the thermionic valve (1900)

Fleming's left-hand rule British & World English

A mnemonic concerning the behaviour of a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field, according to which the directions of the magnetic field, the current, and the force exerted on the conductor are indicated respectively by the first finger, second finger, and thumb of the left hand when these are held out perpendicular to each other

Fleming's right-hand rule British & World English

A mnemonic concerning the behaviour of a conductor moving in a magnetic field, according to which the directions of the magnetic field, the induced current, and the motion of the conductor are indicated respectively by the first finger, second finger, and thumb of the right hand when these are held out perpendicular to each other

Ian Lancaster Fleming in Fleming, Ian British & World English

(1908–64), English novelist; full name Ian Lancaster Fleming. He is known for his spy novels whose hero is the secret agent James Bond


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