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Meaning of GAUSS

Pronunciation:  gaws, gaws

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)
  2. [n]  a unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per square centimeter

GAUSS is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: Karl Friedrich Gauss, Karl Gauss
 See Also: flux density unit, mathematician, microgauss, tesla



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gauss\ (gous), n. [So named after Karl F. Gauss, a German
mathematician.] (Elec.)
The C.G.S. unit of density of magnetic field, equal to a
field of one line of force per square centimeter, being thus
adopted as an international unit at Paris in 1900; sometimes
used as a unit of intensity of magnetic field. It was
previously suggested as a unit of magnetomotive force.

Computing Dictionary

1. carl friedrich gauss

2. Gaussian distribution.

See normal distribution.

3. The unit of magnetic field strength. 1 gauss = 1 Maxwell / cm^2.

A good loudspeaker coil magnet flux density is of the order of 10 000 gauss.