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gauss

C.G.S. unit of intensity of a magnetic field, 1882, named for German mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). Related: Gaussage; gaussian.

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Definitions of gauss
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gauss (n.)
a unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per square centimeter;
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Gauss (n.)
German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855);
Synonyms: Karl Gauss / Karl Friedrich Gauss
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