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  1. Max [mahks] /mɑks/, 1884–1950, German painter.
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Examples from the Web for beckmann

Historical Examples

  • Beckmann has 12,475, quoting Fabricius' 'Bibliotheca Latina,' ed.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

    P. B. M. Allan

  • This seems to have been the first instrument of the kind, and is overlooked by Beckmann in his account of such contrivances.

  • Beckmann does not believe that clocks were of European origin, but that they were derived from the Saracens.

    Time and Time-Tellers

    James W. Benson

  • Windmills, I suppose, were the first machines so used, but neither Beckmann nor Dugdale informs us when first used.

  • Azoximes can also be produced from α-benzil dioxime by the "Beckmann" change.

British Dictionary definitions for beckmann


  1. Ernst Otto (ɛrnst ˈɔːto). 1853–1923, German chemist: devised the Beckmann thermometer, used for measuring small temperature changes in liquids
  2. Max (maks). 1884–1950, German expressionist painter
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