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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ampere  \Am`p[`e]re"\  ([aum]N`p[^a]r"),  Ampere  \Am*pere"\ 
  ([a^]m*p[=a]r"),  n.  [From  the  name  of  a  French  electrician.] 
  (Elec.) 
  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  amp[`e]re}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ampere 
  n  1:  a  former  unit  of  electric  current  (slightly  smaller  than  the 
  SI  ampere)  [syn:  {international  ampere}] 
  2:  the  basic  unit  of  electric  current  adopted  under  the  System 
  International  d'Unites;  "a  typical  household  circuit 
  carries  15  to  50  amps"  [syn:  {amp},  {A}] 




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