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The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetomotive force, equal to 10/4 π ampere-turn.

[After William Gilbert.]


1. (Biography) Grove Karl. 1843–1918, US geologist who pioneered the study of river development and valley erosion
2. (Biography) Sir Humphrey. ?1539–83, English navigator: founded the colony at St John's, Newfoundland (1583)
3. (Biography) William. 1540–1603, English physician and physicist, noted for his study of terrestrial magnetism in De Magnete (1600)
4. (Biography) Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck). 1836–1911, English dramatist, humorist, and librettist. He collaborated (1871–96) with Arthur Sullivan on the famous series of comic operettas, including The Pirates of Penzance (1879), Iolanthe (1882), and The Mikado (1885)


(Units) a unit of magnetomotive force; the magnetomotive force resulting from the passage of 4π abamperes through one turn of a coil. 1 gilbert is equivalent to π = 0.795 775 ampere-turn. Symbols: Gb or Gi
[C19: named after William Gilbert]


(ˈgɪl bərt)

the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetomotive force, equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns.
[1890–95; after William Gilbert (1544–1603), English physician]


(ˈgɪl bərt)

1. Cass, 1859–1934, U.S. architect.
2. Sir Humphrey, 1537–83, English navigator and colonizer in America.
3. Sir William Schwenck (ʃwɛŋk) 1836–1911, English playwright and poet: collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan.
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Noun1.gilbert - a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
magnetomotive force unit - a unit of measurement of magnetomotive force
2.Gilbert - a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
3.Gilbert - English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
4.gilbert - English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)Gilbert - English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)
5.Gilbert - United States architect who influenced the development of the skyscraper (1859-1934)
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Somebody said that Miss Gilbert was expected at her brother's, and must be invited with the rest.
Even Miss Nancy's refusal of her cousin Gilbert Osgood (on the ground solely that he was her cousin), though it had grieved her aunt greatly, had not in the least cooled the preference which had determined her to leave Nancy several of her hereditary ornaments, let Gilbert's future wife be whom she might.
Marie Taglioni, a dancer, became Comtesse Gilbert des Voisins.
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Then came the yellow of Clifton of Buckinghamshire; and the blue of Gilbert of the White Hand--he who was renowned in Nottinghamshire; and the green of Elwyn the Welshman; and the White of Robert of Cloudesdale; and, after them, five other captains of bands, each a man of proved prowess.
These six men were Gilbert o' the Red Cap, Adam o' the Dell, Diccon Cruikshank, William o' Leslie, Hubert o' Cloud, and Swithin o' Hertford.
Looking now and then at the sky, she went through the list of her cousins' names: Eleanor, Humphrey, Marmaduke, Silvia, Henry, Cassandra, Gilbert, and Mostyn--Henry, the cousin who taught the young ladies of Bungay to play upon the violin, was the only one in whom she could confide, and as she walked up and down beneath the hoops of the pergola, she did begin a little speech to him, which ran something like this:
Provided, you repair at once to the town of Lewes, with all the fighting men, your followers, prepared to protect the security of our person, and wage war upon those enemies of England, Simon de Montfort, Gilbert de Clare and their accomplices, who even now are collected to threaten and menace our person and kingdom-
And you and Gilbert gone -- it will be awfully dull.
Colonel Van Gilbert was a great corporation lawyer.
I guess Gilbert Blythe will be in school today," said Diana.
Well, thank goodness that Anne and Gilbert really are going to be married after all.