[ mak-sim; for 4 also French mak-seem, Russian muh-ksyeem ]
/ ˈmæk sɪm; for 4 also French makˈsim, Russian mʌˈksyim /
Hiram Percy,1869–1936, U.S. inventor.
his fatherSir Hiram Stevens,1840–1916, English inventor, born in the U.S.: inventor of the Maxim gun.
Hudson,1853–1927, U.S. inventor and explosives expert (brother of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim).
a male given name, form of Maximilian.
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British Dictionary definitions for hiram maxim (1 of 2)
/ (ˈmæksɪm) /
a brief expression of a general truth, principle, or rule of conduct
Word Origin for maxim
C15: via French from Medieval Latin, from maxima, in the phrase maxima prōpositio basic axiom (literally: greatest proposition); see maximum
British Dictionary definitions for hiram maxim (2 of 2)
/ (ˈmæksɪm) /
Sir Hiram Stevens. 1840–1916, British inventor of the first automatic machine gun (1884), born in the US
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