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gauss

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noun \ˈgau̇s\

Definition of gauss

plural gauss also gausses

  1. :  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

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biographical name \ˈgau̇s\

Definition of Gauss

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




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gauss

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noun \ˈgau̇s\

Medical Definition of gauss

plural gauss also gausses

  1. :  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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