gauss: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gous), [key]
— n. Elect.
  1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction, equal to the magnetic induction of a magnetic field in which one abcoulomb of charge, moving with a component of velocity perpendicular to the field and equal to one centimeter per second, is acted on by a force of one dyne; 1 maxwell per square centimeter or 10− weber per square meter. Symbol: G
  2. (formerly) oersted (def. 1).


Pronunciation: (gous), [key]
— n.
  1. 1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.
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