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[hev-ee-sahyd] /ˈhɛv iˌsaɪd/
Oliver, 1850–1925, English physicist. Unabridged
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  • Finally, how could the atmosphere support a denser substance like the Heaviside Layer?

  • No wonder that Heaviside had made such a run to come and fetch us.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Side is local in the uncomfortable sounding Akenside (oak), Fearenside (fern), but Heaviside appears to be a nickname.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • Captain Heaviside was all things to all men—ay, and to all women.

    The Eve of All-Hallows, v. 1 of 3 Matthew Weld Hartstonge
  • They are already in operation, sending their defensive waves against the Heaviside layer.

    Invaders from the Infinite John Wood Campbell
  • I pulls them in, and takes them to Will Heaviside, who appears to be mightily pleased, and gives me the money.

    Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Heaviside was not there to talk, and make me hug my singleness; nor even Jerry Toms, nor the cook, who used to let me teach her.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Heaviside had his fat legs foremost, and the royal shark stopped to look at them.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • So we resolved to stop where we were, upon receipt of rations; and Heaviside told us not to be uneasy about anything.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • He had lain there for four days and three nights and the arrival of Heaviside was the means of saving his life.

    The Post of Honour Richard Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for Heaviside


Oliver. 1850–1925, English physicist. Independently of Kennelly, he predicted (1902) the existence of an ionized gaseous layer in the upper atmosphere (the Heaviside layer); he also contributed to telegraphy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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