# gauss

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[ gous ]

## noun

, Electricity.
1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction, equal to the magnetic induction of a magnetic field in which one abcoulomb of charge, moving with a component of velocity perpendicular to the field and equal to one centimeter per second, is acted on by a force of one dyne; 1 maxwell per square centimeter or 10− 4 weber per square meter. : G
2. (formerly) oersted ( def 1 ).

Gauss

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[ gous ]

## noun

1. Karl Frie·drich [kah, r, l , free, -d, r, i, kh], 1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.

gauss

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/ ɡaʊs /

## noun

1. the cgs unit of magnetic flux density; the flux density that will induce an emf of 1 abvolt (10 –8volt) per centimetre in a wire moving across the field at a velocity of 1 centimetre per second. 1 gauss is equivalent to 10 –4tesla

Gauss

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/ ɡaus; ˈɡaʊsɪən /

## noun

1. GaussKarl Friedrich17771855MGermanSCIENCE: mathematician Karl Friedrich (karl ˈfriːdrɪç). 1777–1855, German mathematician: developed the theory of numbers and applied mathematics to astronomy, electricity and magnetism, and geodesy

gauss

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/ gous /

1. The unit of magnetic flux density in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter, or 10 −4 tesla.

Gauss

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1. German mathematician, astronomer and physicist who introduced significant and rapid advances to mathematics with his contributions to algebra, geometry, statistics and theoretical mathematics. He also correctly calculated the orbit of the asteroid Ceres in 1801 and studied electricity and magnetism, developing the magnetometer in 1832. The gauss unit of magnetic flux density is named for him.

## Word History and Origins

Origin of gauss1

First recorded in 1880–85; named after K. F. Gauss

Origin of gauss1

after Karl Gauss

## Example Sentences

The sums were related to quadratic Gauss sums, named for the famed...

Equipped with the tools that Gauss and his fellow mathematicians through the ages have honed, stretch out your arms for the next great conquest.

You may be thinking, well, Gauss is plainly a math prodigy, so he just added up the numbers in his head really fast.

We had broken through the pack less than twenty-five miles north of where the 'Gauss' (German Expedition, 1902) had wintered.

Gauss solved the problem on his slate, and laid it face downward on the table, crying 'Here it is,' according to the custom.

From the parish school Gauss went to the Catherine Gymnasium, although his father doubted whether he could afford the money.

He became a friend of Gauss, and would procure mathematical books, which they read together.

The fame of Gauss had travelled there, but the duke resisted all attempts to bring or entice him to the university of that place.