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  • n. Alternative spelling of ampere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The unit of electric current; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by U. S. Statute as, one tenth of the unit of current of the C. G. S. system of electro-magnetic units, or the practical equivalent of the unvarying current which, when passed through a standard solution of nitrate of silver in water, deposits silver at the rate of 0.001118 grams per second. Called also the international ampère.


Borrowing from French ampère. Named after the French physicist André-Marie Ampère. (Wiktionary)


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