Definition of

Gauss

  1. (noun, person) German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)
  2. (noun, quantity) a unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per square centimeter

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Alternate forms of Gauss

Derivations: gaussian

Hypernyms: flux density unit

Origin of the word Gauss

  1. "unit of intensity of a magnetic field," 1882, named for Ger. mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). more

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