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The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of current equal to ten amperes.
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(Units) the cgs unit of current in the electromagnetic system; the constant current that, when flowing through two parallel straight infinitely long conductors 1 centimetre apart, will produce a force between them of 2 dynes per centimetre: equivalent to 10 amperes. Abbreviation: abamp
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|Noun||1.||abampere - a unit of current equal to 10 amperes|
current unit - a measure of the amount of electric charge flowing past a circuit point at a specific time
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