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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Maxwell, James Clerk 1831-1879. British physicist who made fundamental contributions to electromagnetic theory and the kinetic theory of gases.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Scottish habitational surname from Mackeswell near Melrose.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname.


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