ab·​am·​pere | \ (ˈ)aˈbamˌpi(ə)r, -aam- \
plural -s

Definition of abampere

: the cgs electromagnetic unit of electric current equaling 10 amperes that flows in a circular path of one centimeter radius and produces a magnetic field of 2 π oersteds at the center of the circle

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First Known Use of abampere

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abampere

ab- entry 2 + ampere

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“Abampere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abampere. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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