# gauss

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## gauss

(gous)*n.*

*pl.*

**gauss**or

**gauss·es**

*Abbr.*

**G**

The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic flux density, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter.

[After Karl Friedrich

**Gauss**.]## Gauss

(*German*ɡaus)

*n*

(Biography)

**Karl Friedrich**(karl ˈfriːdrɪç). 1777–1855, German mathematician: developed the theory of numbers and applied mathematics to astronomy, electricity and magnetism, and geodesy**Gaussian**

*adj*

## gauss

(ɡaʊs)*n*,

*pl*

**gauss**

(Units) the cgs unit of magnetic flux density; the flux density that will induce an emf of 1 abvolt (10

^{–8}volt) per centimetre in a wire moving across the field at a velocity of 1 centimetre per second. 1 gauss is equivalent to 10^{–4}tesla## gauss

(gaʊs)*n.*

[1880–85; after K. French. Gauss]

## Gauss

(gaʊs)*n.*

**Karl Friedrich,**1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.

**Gauss′i•an,**

*adj.*

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Noun | 1. | gauss - a unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per square centimeterflux density unit - a measure of the amount of flux per unit of cross sectional area microgauss - a unit of magnetic flux density equal to one millionth of a gauss tesla - a unit of magnetic flux density equal to one weber per square meter |

2. | Gauss - German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855) |

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