gauss

noun
\ ˈgau̇s How to pronounce gauss (audio) \
plural gauss also gausses

Definition of gauss

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Gauss

biographical name
\ ˈgau̇s How to pronounce Gauss (audio) \

Definition of Gauss (Entry 2 of 2)

Carl Friedrich 1777–1855 German mathematician and astronomer

First Known Use of gauss

Noun

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gauss

Noun

Karl F. Gauss

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“Gauss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gauss. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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gauss

noun
\ ˈgau̇s How to pronounce gauss (audio) \
plural gauss also gausses

Medical Definition of gauss

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

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