Pronunciation:   gaws, gaws



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (17771855)
 [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 

 Definition:   \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 

 Definition:   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. 
