Definition of maxwell in English:

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maxwell

Pronunciation: /ˈmakswel/
(abbreviation Mx)

noun

Physics
A unit of magnetic flux in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to that induced through one square centimeter 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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Syllabification: max·well

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