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Of, relating to, or characteristic of the composer Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) or his music.
Zoology. Designating a set of structures, including a chain of small bones, which, in certain teleost fishes, connect the swim bladder with the ear, as "Weberian apparatus", "Weberian organ", "Weberian ossicles".
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the sociologist and political economist Max Weber (1864–1920), his philosophy, or his writings.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Standard. From the name of Carl Maria von Weber, German Romantic composer + -ian<br>mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From the name of Ernst Heinrich Weber + -ian<br>1920s; earliest use found in The Times Literary Supplement. From the name of Maximilian Carl Emil Weber, German sociologist and political economist + -ian.
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