[ab-am-peer, ab-am-peer]
Electricity. the centimeter-gram-second unit of electromagnetic current, equivalent to 10 amperes.

ab- (prefix used for a centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit) + ampere

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abampere (æbˈæmpɛə)
abamp 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

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abampere ab·am·pere (āb-ām'pēr')
The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of current equal to ten amperes.

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abampere   (āb-ām'pîr')  Pronunciation Key 
The unit of electromagnetic current in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to ten amperes.
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