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Found 2 items, similar to gauss.

**English → English** (WordNet)
Definition: gauss
gauss
n 1: a unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per
square centimeter
2: German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and
who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and
astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855) [syn: Karl Gauss, Karl Friedrich Gauss
]

**English → English** (gcide)
Definition: Gauss
Gauss *\Gauss\* (gous), n. [So named after Karl F. Gauss, a German
mathematician.]
1. (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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
2. Karl F. Gauss, a German mathematician.
[PJC]

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