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electromagnetic unit

noun
  1. a unit, as an abampere, in the system of units derived from the magnetic effects of an electric current. Abbreviation: emu, EMU
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Origin of electromagnetic unit

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for electromagnetic unit

electromagnetic unit

noun
  1. 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
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electromagnetic unit in Science

electromagnetic unit

  1. 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.
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