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Gauss

[gous]
noun
  1. Karl Frie·drich [kahrl free-drikh] /kɑrl ˈfri drɪx/, 1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.
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Related formsGauss·i·an, adjective
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  • The first order Gaussian constants have a simple physical meaning.

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British Dictionary definitions for gaussian

gauss

noun plural gauss
  1. 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
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Word Origin

after Karl Gauss

Gauss

noun
  1. Karl Friedrich (karl ˈfriːdrɪç). 1777–1855, German mathematician: developed the theory of numbers and applied mathematics to astronomy, electricity and magnetism, and geodesy
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Derived FormsGaussian (ˈɡaʊsɪən), adjective
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Word Origin and History for gaussian

gauss

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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gaussian in Medicine

gaussian

(gousē-ən)
adj.
  1. Relating to or described by German mathematician and astronomer Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855).
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gauss

(gous)
n. pl. gauss
  1. The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction.
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gaussian in Science

gauss

[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.
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