abampere

noun

ab·​am·​pere
(ˈ)aˈbamˌpi(ə)r,
-aam-
plural -s
: the cgs electromagnetic unit of electric current equaling 10 amperes that flows in a circular path of one centimeter radius and produces a magnetic field of 2 π oersteds at the center of the circle

Word History

Etymology

ab- entry 2 + ampere

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abampere was in 1908

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“Abampere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abampere. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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