international ampere


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Noun1.international ampere - a former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere)international ampere - a former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere)
current unit - a measure of the amount of electric charge flowing past a circuit point at a specific time
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Instruments based on the technique could soon be capable of reproducing the international ampere to the required accuracy, which may also pave the way to a new definition of the kilogramme, via Planck's constant.
The international ampere adopted at a meeting of the British Association in Edinburgh (1892) was the current that would deposit silver from a silver nitrate solution at a rate of 0.001118 g/s under specified conditions, using a silver "voltameter" [2].

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