[ gous ]
/ gaʊs /
Karl Frie·drich [kahrl free-drikh] /kɑrl ˈfri drɪx/, 1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.
Related formsGauss·i·an, adjective
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The first order Gaussian constants have a simple physical meaning.
British Dictionary definitions for gaussian (1 of 2)
/ (ɡaʊs) /
noun plural gauss
the cgs unit of magnetic flux density; the flux density that will induce an emf of 1 abvolt (10 –8 volt) per centimetre in a wire moving across the field at a velocity of 1 centimetre per second. 1 gauss is equivalent to 10 –4 tesla
Word Origin for gauss
after Karl Gauss
British Dictionary definitions for gaussian (2 of 2)
/ (German ɡaus) /
Karl Friedrich (karl ˈfriːdrɪç). 1777–1855, German mathematician: developed the theory of numbers and applied mathematics to astronomy, electricity and magnetism, and geodesy
Derived FormsGaussian (ˈɡaʊsɪən), adjective
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Word Origin and History for gaussian
C.G.S. unit of intensity of a magnetic field, 1882, named for German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). Related: Gaussage.
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Medicine definitions for gaussian (1 of 2)
[ gou′sē-ən ]
Relating to or described by German mathematician and astronomer Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855).
Medicine definitions for gaussian (2 of 2)
[ gous ]
n. pl. gauss
The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction.
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Science definitions for gaussian
[ gous ]
The unit of magnetic flux density in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter, or 10-4 tesla.
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