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abampere

[ ab-am-peer, ab-am-peer ]
/ æbˈæm pɪər, ˌæb æmˈpɪər /
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noun
Electricity. the centimeter-gram-second unit of electromagnetic current, equivalent to 10 amperes.
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Origin of abampere

ab- (prefix used for a centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit) + ampere
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British Dictionary definitions for abampere

abampere
/ (æbˈæmpɛə) /

noun
the cgs unit of current in the electromagnetic system; the constant current that, when flowing through two parallel straight infinitely long conductors 1 centimetre apart, will produce a force between them of 2 dynes per centimetre: equivalent to 10 amperesAbbreviation: abamp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for abampere

abampere
[ ăb-ămpîr′ ]

The unit of electromagnetic current in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to ten amperes.
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