Eve's constant

\ ˈēvz- \

Definition of Eve's constant

: a measure of the intensity of radioactivity of a given substance consisting of the number of ions produced per second per cubic centimeter of ordinary air at a distance of one centimeter from one gram of the substance when in radioactive equilibrium

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History and Etymology for Eve's constant

after Arthur S. Eve †1948 British physicist

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“Eve's constant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eve%27s%20constant. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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