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n. Abbr. Oe
The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetic field strength, equal to the magnetic intensity one centimeter from a unit magnetic pole.

[After Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851), Danish physicist.]


(Units) the cgs unit of magnetic field strength; the field strength that would cause a unit magnetic pole to experience a force of 1 dyne in a free space. It is equivalent to 79.58 amperes per metre. Symbol: Oe
[C20: named after H. C. Oersted (1777–1851), Danish physicist, who discovered electromagnetism]


(ˈɜr stɛd)

the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic intensity, equal to the magnetic pole of unit strength when undergoing a force of one dyne in a vacuum. Abbr.: Oe
[1875–80; after Hans Christian Oersted (1777–1851), Danish physicist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oersted - the magnetic field strength 1 cm from a unit magnetic pole
field strength unit - an electromagnetic unit of magnetic intensity
gamma - a unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted
2.Oersted - Danish physicist (1777-1851)