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Heaviside

[hev-ee-sahyd] /ˈhɛv iˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
Oliver, 1850–1925, English physicist.
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  • 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
  • They are already in operation, sending their defensive waves against the Heaviside layer.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell
  • Finally, how could the atmosphere support a denser substance like the Heaviside Layer?

  • 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
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for Heaviside

Heaviside

/ˈhɛvɪˌsaɪd/
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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