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gauss

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noun \ˈgau̇s\

plural

also

gausses

1. :  the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic flux density that is equal to 1 × 10−4 tesla

Origin and Etymology of gauss

Karl F. Gauss

First Known Use: 1882

Gauss

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biographical name \ˈgau̇s\

Definition of Gauss

1. Carl Friedrich 1777–1855 Ger. math. & astron.

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noun \ˈgau̇s\

plural

also

gausses

1. :  the cgs unit of magnetic flux density that is equal to 1 × 10−4 tesla

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Carl Friedrich

(1777–1855), German mathematician and astronomer. Gauss is generally regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of all times. His work on the theory of numbers, published in 1801, is one of the most brilliant achievements in the history of mathematics. Gauss was also a pioneer in applying mathematics to gravitation, electricity, and magnetism. The gauss was named in his honor in 1882.

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