Meaning of oersted

oer•sted

Pronunciation: (ûr'sted), [key]
— n. Elect.
  1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic intensity, equal to the magnetic pole of unit strength when undergoing a force of one dyne in a vacuum. Abbr.: Oe
  2. (formerly) the unit of magnetic reluctance equal to the reluctance of a centimeter cube of vacuum between parallel surfaces. Abbr.: Oe

Oer•sted

Pronunciation: (ûr'sted Dan. œr'sti&thslash), [key]
— n.
  1. 1777–1851, Danish physicist.
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