unit magnetic pole


noun Physics.

the unit of magnetic pole strength equal to the strength of a magnetic pole that repels a similar pole with a force of one dyne, the two poles being placed in a vacuum and separated by a distance of one centimeter.

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Origin of unit magnetic pole

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for unit magnetic pole

unit magnetic pole

noun

the strength of a magnetic pole that will repel a similar pole 1 centimetre distant from it, in a vacuum, with a force of 1 dyne
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