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gauss

noun \ˈgas\
plural gauss also gauss·es

Definition of GAUSS

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

Origin of GAUSS

Karl F. Gauss
First Known Use: 1882

Gauss

biographical name \ˈgas\

Definition of GAUSS

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

gauss

noun \ˈgas\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural gauss also gauss·es

Medical Definition of GAUSS

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

Biographical Note for GAUSS

Gauss, 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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