One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of, relating to, or derived by the physicist James Clerk Maxwell; in accordance with or obeying Maxwell's law, equations, or distribution.
Of, relating to, or regarded as characteristic of Robert Maxwell, especially in relation to his misuse of employees' pension funds for business deals.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Electrician. From the name of James Clerk Maxwell + -ian<br>1980s; earliest use found in Time. From the name of Ian Robert Maxwell (born Jan Ludvik Hoch), Czechoslovakian-born British publisher + -ian.
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