oersted

noun
oer·​sted | \ ˈər-stəd How to pronounce oersted (audio) \

Definition of oersted

: the unit of magnetic field strength in the centimeter-gram-second system

First Known Use of oersted

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oersted

Hans Christian Oersted

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“Oersted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oersted. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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oersted

noun
oer·​sted | \ ˈər-stəd How to pronounce oersted (audio) \

Medical Definition of oersted

: 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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