Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetomotive force, equal to 10/4 π ampere-turn.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A proposed unit of magnetomotive force having the value ampere-turn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun William Schwenk Gilbert, an English dramatist born at London Nov. 18, 1836. He is most famous for his collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan on a number of humorous light operas which are known as “Gilbert and Sullivan Operas”. His first play was “Dulcamara” (1866). He also wrote “The Palace of Truth” (1870), “Pygmalion and Galatea” (1871), “Sweethearts” (1874), “Engaged” (1877), “The Mountebanks” (1891), and in collaboration with Sir A. Sullivan (who wrote the music), he wrote “The Sorcerer” (1877), “H. M. S. Pinafore” (1878), “The Pirates of Penzance” (1879), “Patience” (1881), “Iolanthe” (1883), “The Mikado” (1885), “Ruddygore” (1887), “The Yeomen of the Guard” (1888), “The Gondoliers” (1889), and “Utopia, limited” (1893). The light operas proved very popular and continue to be performed over one hundred years later. He also published other works.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The cgs unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
  • noun English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)
  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
  • noun a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
  • noun United States architect who influenced the development of the skyscraper (1859-1934)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After William Gilbert.]

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