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Meaning of AMPERE

Pronunciation:  'ampeer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere)
  2. [n]  the basic unit of electric current adopted under the System International d'Unites; "a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps"

AMPERE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: A, amp, international ampere
 See Also: abamp, abampere, current unit, mA, milliampere



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Am`p[`e]re"\ ([aum]N`p[^a]r"), Ampere \Am*pere"\
([a^]m*p[=a]r"), n. [From the name of a French electrician.]
The unit of electric current; -- defined by the International
Electrical Congress in 1893 and by U. S. Statute as, one
tenth of the unit of current of the C. G. S. system of
electro-magnetic units, or the practical equivalent of the
unvarying current which, when passed through a standard
solution of nitrate of silver in water, deposits silver at
the rate of 0.001118 grams per second. Called also the
{international amp[`e]re}.