Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The unit of magnetic flux in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to the flux perpendicularly intersecting an area of one square centimeter in a region where the magnetic intensity is one gauss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A unit of magnetic flux that produces one abvolt per turn per second

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cgs unit of magnetic flux, abbreviated Mx; it is equal to the magnetic flux passing through one sqaure centimeter which is normal to a magnetic field of one gauss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The c. g. s. unit of magnetic flux; the flux which, acting upon a unit magnet-pole, will repel it with a force of one dyne; the flux per square centimeter of cross-section in a field of unit flux density.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux perpendicular to an area of 1 square centimeter in a magnetic field of 1 gauss
  • n. Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)

Etymologies

After James Clerk Maxwell.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician (Wiktionary)

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