electrostatic unit


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electrostatic unit

n.
Any of various units of electricity or magnetism in the centimeter-gram-second system based on the forces of interaction between electric charges.
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electrostatic unit

n
(Units) any unit that belongs to a system of electrical cgs units in which the electric constant is given the value of unity and is taken as a pure number. Abbreviation: ESU or e.s.u. Compare electromagnetic unit
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elec′trostat′ic u′nit


n.
a unit in the system of electric units derived from the force of repulsion between two static charges.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.electrostatic unit - any of various units of electricity based on forces of interaction between electric charges
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"
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The electrostatic unit works on the premise that although the water molecule [H.sub.2]O is electrically neutral overall, the hydrogen and oxygen arrangement give it a positive charge at one end and negative charge at the other.

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