- The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of current equal to ten amperes. (noun)
- The cgs unit of current in the electromagnetic system; the constant current that, when flowing through two parallel straight infinitely long conductors 1 centimetre apart, will produce a force between them of 2 dynes per centimetre: equivalent to 10 amperes (noun)
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