Associations to the word «Maxim»

Wiktionary

MAXIM, noun. (now rare) A self-evident axiom or premise; a pithy expression of a general principle or rule.
MAXIM, noun. A precept; a succinct statement or observation of a rule of conduct or moral teaching.
MAXIM, proper noun. The Maxim gun, a British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War I.
MAXIM GUN, proper noun. A British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War II.

Dictionary definition

MAXIM, noun. A saying that is widely accepted on its own merits.
MAXIM, noun. English inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916).

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