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Definition of "gauss" [gauss]

  • The centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic flux density, equal to one maxwell per square centimeter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gauss" in a sentence
  • "You have to imagine the flash as a kind of gauss curve ... when it's not synced you see only up to 10% of power before the curtain is closed again."
  • "By convention, these MASIS driven ships have a 3 mega-gauss “South Pole” electromagnet plate at their stern, and a similar “North Pole” in the bow."
  • "Even before the smoke cleared, the first few rounds of gauss rifle fire came through the blown-open doors, spraying down the contents of the room."