oersted

noun

oer·​sted ˈər-stəd How to pronounce oersted (audio)
: the unit of magnetic field strength in the centimeter-gram-second system

Word History

Etymology

Hans Christian Oersted

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oersted was in 1930

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“Oersted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oersted. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

oersted

noun
oer·​sted ˈər-stəd How to pronounce oersted (audio)
: the cgs unit of magnetic field strength equal to the intensity of a magnetic field in a vacuum in which a unit magnetic pole experiences a mechanical force of one dyne in the direction of the field

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