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]
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Noun1.electromagnetic unit - any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
unit, 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 charge
charge 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 charge
current unit - a measure of the amount of electric charge flowing past a circuit point at a specific time
elastance unit - the reciprocal of capacitance
field strength unit - an electromagnetic unit of magnetic intensity
flux density unit - a measure of the amount of flux per unit of cross sectional area
inductance unit - a measure of the property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it
light unit - a measure of the visible electromagnetic radiation
magnetomotive force unit - a unit of measurement of magnetomotive force
potential 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 power
radioactivity unit - a measure of radioactivity
resistance unit - the reciprocal of conductance
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