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

  • n. The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetic intensity, equal to the magnetic intensity one centimeter from a unit magnetic pole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The CGS unit of magnetizing field (symbol Oe), defined as 1000/4π (≈79.5774715) amperes per meter of flux path.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The C. G. S. unit of magnetic reluctance or resistance, equal to the reluctance of a centimeter cube of air (or vacuum) between parallel faces. Also, a reluctance in which unit magnetomotive force sets up unit flux.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In electricity, the unit of magnetic reluctance.

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

  • n. Danish physicist (1777-1851)
  • n. the magnetic field strength 1 cm from a unit magnetic pole


After Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851), Danish physicist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After Danish physicist Hans Christian Ørsted. (Wiktionary)


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  • I think "Öërstëd" would be a funny name, too.

    May 7, 2013

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    May 6, 2013

  • "In electricity, the unit of magnetic reluctance."
    --Century Dictionary

    May 6, 2013