from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic flux density, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The unit of magnetic field strength in cgs systems of units, equal to 0.0001 tesla.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The C.G.S. unit of density of magnetic field, equal to a field of one line of force per square centimeter, being thus adopted as an international unit at Paris in 1900; sometimes used as a unit of intensity of magnetic field. It was previously suggested as a unit of magnetomotive force.
- n. Karl F. Gauss, a German mathematician.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A unit used to measure the intensity of a magnetic field.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per square centimeter
- n. German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)
After Karl Friedrich Gauss.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named for Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physicist. (Wiktionary)