British Dictionary definitions for andre marie ampere

/ˈæmpɛə/

noun

1.

the basic SI unit of electric current; the constant current that, when maintained in two parallel conductors of infinite length and negligible cross section placed 1 metre apart in free space, produces a force of 2 × 10–7 newton per metre between them. 1 ampere is equivalent to 1 coulomb per second

2.

a former unit of electric current (international ampere); the current that, when passed through a solution of silver nitrate, deposits silver at the rate of 0.001118 gram per second. 1 international ampere equals 0.999835 ampere

amp, A

Word Origin

C19: named after André Marie Ampère

/ˈæmpɛə; French ɑ̃pɛr/

1.

André Marie (ɑ̃dre mari). 1775–1836, French physicist and mathematician, who made major discoveries in the fields of magnetism and electricity

Word Origin and History for andre marie ampere

n.

1881, "the current that one volt can send through one ohm," from French ampère, named for French physicist André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836). Shortened form amp is attested from 1886.

andre marie ampere in Medicine

**ampere** am·pere (ām'pēr')*n.* * Abbr. ***A**

A unit of electric current in the meter-kilogram-second system, equal to the current that, flowing in two parallel wires one meter apart, produces a force of 2 × 10-

^{7}newtons per meter.A unit in the International System specified as one International coulomb per second and equal to 0.999835 ampere.

andre marie ampere in Science

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