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electrostatic unit

noun

, Electricity.
  1. a unit, as a statampere, in the system of electric units derived from the force of repulsion between two static charges. : esu, ESU


electrostatic unit

noun

  1. any unit that belongs to a system of electrical cgs units in which the electric constant is given the value of unity and is taken as a pure number AbbreviationESUe.s.u. Compare electromagnetic unit


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Word History and Origins

Origin of electrostatic unit1

First recorded in 1855–60

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Example Sentences

But carry, now, the positive electrostatic unit towards the conductor.

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