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Karl Frie·drich [kahr l fr ee -dr ikh ] /kɑrl ˈfri drɪx/ , 1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer. Show More

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Examples from the Web for gaussian Historical Examples of gaussian British Dictionary definitions for gaussian 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 Show More

Word Origin for gauss after Karl Gauss

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

Derived Forms Gaussian (ˈɡaʊsɪən ), adjective Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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Relating to or described by German mathematician and astronomer Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). Show More

The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction. Show More

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

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