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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.

Etymologies

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

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