abampere

[ab-am-peer, ab-am-peer]

noun

Electricity. the centimeter-gram-second unit of electromagnetic current, equivalent to 10 amperes.

Nearby words

  1. abakan,
  2. abalienate,
  3. abalienation,
  4. abalone,
  5. abamp,
  6. abandon,
  7. abandon hope, all ye who enter here,
  8. abandoned,
  9. abandonee,
  10. abandonment

Origin of abampere

ab- (prefix used for a centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit) + ampere

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British Dictionary definitions for abampere

abampere

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
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Medicine definitions for abampere

abampere

[ăb-ămpîr′]

n.

The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of current equal to ten amperes.

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Science 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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