gilbert

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noun gil·bert \ˈgil-bərt\

Definition of gilbert

  1. :  the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetomotive force equivalent to 10÷4π ampere-turn

Origin and Etymology of gilbert

William Gilbert


First Known Use: 1893


Gilbert

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biographical name Gil·bert \ˈgil-bərt\

Definition of Gilbert

  1. Cass 1859–1934 Am. architect


Gilbert

biographical name gil·bert

Definition of Gilbert

  1. Sir Humphrey ca 1539–1583 Eng. navigator


Gilbert

biographical name gil·bert

Definition of Gilbert

  1. William 1540–1603 Eng. physician & physicist


Gilbert

biographical name gil·bert

Definition of Gilbert

  1. Sir William Schwenck 1836–1911 Eng. librettist & poet

Gilbertian

play \ˌgil-ˈbər-tē-ən\ adjective

Gilbert

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geographical name Gil·bert \ˈgil-bərt\

Definition of Gilbert

  1. town SW cen Arizona SE of Mesa pop 208,453


Medical Dictionary

gilbert

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noun gil·bert \ˈgil-bərt\

Medical Definition of gilbert

  1. :  the cgs unit of magnetomotive force equivalent to 5/(2π) or about 0.794 ampere-turn

Biographical Note for gilbert

Gilbert

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William

(1544–1603), British physician and physicist. Gilbert was the foremost scientist in Elizabethan England and was physician to the Queen. He was a notable early supporter of the Copernican view of the universe. In 1600 he published a major work on magnetism. Gilbert is regarded as the father of electrical studies.


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