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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gauss  \Gauss\  (gous),  n.  [So  named  after  Karl  F.  Gauss,  a  German 
  mathematician.]  (Elec.) 
  The  C.G.S.  unit  of  density  of  magnetic  field,  equal  to  a 
  field  of  one  line  of  force  per  square  centimeter,  being  thus 
  adopted  as  an  international  unit  at  Paris  in  1900;  sometimes 
  used  as  a  unit  of  intensity  of  magnetic  field.  It  was 
  previously  suggested  as  a  unit  of  magnetomotive  force. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gauss 
  n  1:  a  unit  of  magnetic  flux  density  equal  to  1  maxwell  per 
  square  centimeter 
  2:  1777-1855  [syn:  {Gauss},  {Carl  Friedrich  Gauss}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Gauss 
 
  1.    {Carl  Friedrich  Gauss} 
 
  2.    Gaussian  distribution. 
 
  See  {normal  distribution}. 
 
  3.    The  unit  of  magnetic  field  strength.  1  gauss  =  1 
  Maxwell  /  cm^2. 
 
  A  good  loudspeaker  coil  magnet  flux  density  is  of  the  order  of 
  10  000  gauss. 
 
  (1995-03-18) 
 
 




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