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Tesla

[tes-luh] /ˈtɛs lə/
noun
1.
Nikola
[nik-oh-luh] /ˈnɪk oʊ lə/ (Show IPA),
1856–1943, U.S. physicist, electrical engineer, and inventor, born in Croatia.
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British Dictionary definitions for n tesla

tesla

/ˈtɛslə/
noun
1.
the derived SI unit of magnetic flux density equal to a flux of 1 weber in an area of 1 square metre T
Word Origin
C20: named after Nikola Tesla

Tesla

/ˈtɛslə/
noun
1.
Nikola (ˈnɪkələ). 1857–1943, US electrical engineer and inventor, born in Smiljan, now in Croatia. His inventions include a transformer, generators, and dynamos
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Word Origin and History for n tesla

tesla

n.

1960, "unit of magnetic flux density," from Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Croatian-born U.S. engineer. Tesla coil is attested from 1896.

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n tesla in Medicine

tesla tes·la (těs'lə)
n.
Abbr. T
A unit of magnetic field intensity in the International System of Units equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second.

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n tesla in Science
tesla
  (těs'lə)   
The SI derived unit of magnetic flux density, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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Encyclopedia Article for n tesla

tesla

unit of magnetic induction or magnetic flux density in the metre-kilogram-second system (SI) of physical units. One tesla equals one weber per square metre, corresponding to 104 gauss.

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