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Heaviside

[hev-ee-sahyd]
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noun
  1. Oliver,1850–1925, English physicist.
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Historical Examples

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

    The Maid of Sker

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • 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

  • 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

  • Side is local in the uncomfortable sounding Akenside (oak), Fearenside (fern), but Heaviside appears to be a nickname.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • A few years later, his aspiring hand was conspicuous at the Concerts given by Mr. Heaviside, the Surgeon.

    The Violin

    George Dubourg


British Dictionary definitions for heaviside

Heaviside

noun
  1. 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
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