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maxim

  

      n   a brief expression of a general truth, principle, or rule of conduct  
     (C15: via French from Medieval Latin, from maxima, in the phrase maxima propositio basic axiom (literally: greatest proposition); see maximum)  


Maxim  
      n   Sir Hiram Stevens. 1840--1916, British inventor of the first automatic machine gun (1884), born in the U.S.  
Maxim gun  
      n   an obsolete water-cooled machine gun having a single barrel and utilizing the recoil force of each shot to maintain automatic fire  
     (C19: named after Sir Hiram Maxim)  
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Maxim  
      n   Sir Hiram Stevens. 1840--1916, British inventor of the first automatic machine gun (1884), born in the U.S.  


maxim  
      n   a brief expression of a general truth, principle, or rule of conduct  
     (C15: via French from Medieval Latin, from maxima, in the phrase maxima propositio basic axiom (literally: greatest proposition); see maximum)  
Maxim gun  
      n   an obsolete water-cooled machine gun having a single barrel and utilizing the recoil force of each shot to maintain automatic fire  
     (C19: named after Sir Hiram Maxim)  

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maxim

  
  
adage, aphorism, apophthegm, axiom, byword, dictum, gnome, motto, proverb, rule, saw, saying  

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