from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of inductance, equal to one billionth of a henry.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name proposed for the c. g. s. electromagnetic unit of inductance; 1 × 10 henrys.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun dated, physics A unit of
inductanceequal to one billionth(1 x 10-9) of a henry, used in the centimeter-gram-secondsystem of units.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a unit of inductance equal to one billionth of a henry
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