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Definitions of ampere

  1. the basic unit of electric current adopted under the System International d'Unites; "a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; "a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The unit of electric current; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by U. S. Statute as, one tenth of the unit of current of the C. G. S. system of electro-magnetic units, or the practical equivalent of the unvarying current which, when passed through a standard solution of nitrate of silver in water, deposits silver at the rate of 0.001118 grams per second. Called also the international ampere. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The unit of electric current; - defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by U. S. Statute as, one tenth of the unit of current of the C. G. S. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Elec. The practical unit of electric-current strength, such as would be given with an electromotive force of one volt through a wire having a resistance of one ohm (see OHM; VOLT). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for ampere

  1. The watt is the power spent by a current of 1 ampere in a resistance of 1 ohm. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  2. This product of the current in amperes times the number of turns of wire on the coil is called the ampere turns. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
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