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# gauss

[gous]
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noun Electricity.
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 10−4 weber per square meter. Symbol: G
2. (formerly) oersted(def 1).

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First recorded in 1880–85; named after K. F. Gauss

# Gauss

[gous]
noun
1. Karl Frie·drich [kahrl free-drikh] /kɑrl ˈfri drɪx/, 1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.
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### Historical Examples

• #### Gauss also devoted much of his time to acquiring the ancient and modern languages.

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J. Munro

• #### In mathematics do you look upon Euler, Laplace, or Gauss as fools?

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Ivan S. Turgenev

• #### The lay journals say Gauss had no failures, but he himself should know.

British Dictionary definitions for gauss

# gauss

noun plural gauss
1. the cgs unit of magnetic flux density; the flux density that will induce an emf of 1 abvolt (10 –8 volt) per centimetre in a wire moving across the field at a velocity of 1 centimetre per second. 1 gauss is equivalent to 10 –4 tesla

after Karl Gauss

# Gauss

noun
1. Karl Friedrich (karl ˈfriːdrɪç). 1777–1855, German mathematician: developed the theory of numbers and applied mathematics to astronomy, electricity and magnetism, and geodesy
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## Word Origin and History forgauss

C.G.S. unit of intensity of a magnetic field, 1882, named for German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). Related: Gaussage.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

gauss in Medicine

# gauss

(gous)
n. pl. gauss
1. The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction.