[gous]
/gaʊs/

1.

the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction, equal to the magnetic induction of a magnetic field in which one abcoulomb of charge, moving with a component of velocity perpendicular to the field and equal to one centimeter per second, is acted on by a force of one dyne; 1 maxwell per square centimeter or 10− ^{4} weber per square meter. Symbol: G.

2.

(formerly) oersted (def 1).

Origin of gauss

British Dictionary definitions for gauss

/ɡaʊs/

noun (pl) gauss

1.

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

Word Origin

after Karl Gauss

/German ɡaus/

noun

1.

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

Derived Forms

Gaussian (ˈɡaʊsɪən) adjective

Word Origin and History for gauss

gauss in Medicine

**gauss** (gous)*n.* *pl.* **gauss** or **gauss·es**

The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction.

gauss in Science

gauss (gous) The unit of magnetic flux density in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter, or 10 ^{-4} tesla. |

Gauss, Carl Friedrich 1777-1855. German mathematician, astronomer and physicist who introduced significant and rapid advances to mathematics with his contributions to algebra, geometry, statistics and theoretical mathematics. He also correctly calculated the orbit of the asteroid Ceres in 1801 and studied electricity and magnetism, developing the magnetometer in 1832. The gauss unit of magnetic flux density is named for him. |

gauss in Technology

1.

2.

See normal distribution.

3.

A good loudspeaker coil magnet flux density is of the order of 10000 gauss.

4.

(http://rhkoning.xs4all.nl/gauss/index.htm).

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