a unit, as an abampere, in the system of units derived from the magnetic effects of an electric current. Abbreviation: emu, EMU
Science Terms That We All Pretend To KnowIn the spirit of scientific community and understanding, let's clear up some misconceptions around a few of the most misunderstood scientific terms. Let’s boldly go where no man has gone before.
Origin of electromagnetic unit
First recorded in 1910–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for electromagnetic unit
any unit that belongs to a system of electrical cgs units in which the magnetic constant is given the value of unity and is taken as a pure numberAbbreviation: EMU, e.m.u. Compare electrostatic unit
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
Science definitions for electromagnetic unit
Any of various units, such as the abampere and the stilb, used in the centimeter-gram-second system of units to describe electric and magnetic field strengths, electric current strengths, and other quantities associated with electromagnetism.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.