# electromagnetic unit

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## electromagnetic unit

n. Abbr. EMU
Any of various units used in the centimeter-gram-second system of units to describe electric and magnetic field strengths, electric current strengths, and other quantities associated with electromagnetism.

## electromagnetic unit

n
(Units) any unit that belongs to a system of electrical cgs units in which the magnetic constant is given the value of unity and is taken as a pure number. Abbreviation: EMU or e.m.u. Compare electrostatic unit

## elec′tromagnet′ic u′nit

n.
a unit, as an abampere, in the system of units derived from the magnetic effects of an electric current. Abbr.: EMU, emu
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 electromagnetic unit - any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetismemuunit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"capacitance unit - a measure of the capacity of a circuit component to store chargecharge unit, quantity unit - a measure of the quantity of electricity (determined by the amount of an electric current and the time for which it flows)conductance unit - a measure of a material's ability to conduct an electrical chargecurrent unit - a measure of the amount of electric charge flowing past a circuit point at a specific timeelastance unit - the reciprocal of capacitancefield strength unit - an electromagnetic unit of magnetic intensityflux density unit - a measure of the amount of flux per unit of cross sectional areainductance unit - a measure of the property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in itlight unit - a measure of the visible electromagnetic radiationmagnetomotive force unit - a unit of measurement of magnetomotive forcepotential unit - a measure of the potential energy of a unit charge at a given point in a circuit relative to a reference point (ground)power unit - a measure of electric powerradioactivity unit - a measure of radioactivityresistance unit - the reciprocal of conductance
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