Definitions for oerstedˈɜr stɛd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oer•stedˈɜr stɛd(n.)

  1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic intensity, equal to the magnetic pole of unit strength when undergoing a force of one dyne in a vacuum. Abbr.: Oe

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

Origin of oersted:

1875–80; after Hans Christian Oersted (1777–1851), Danish physicist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oersted(noun)

    the magnetic field strength 1 cm from a unit magnetic pole

  2. Oersted, Hans Christian Oersted(noun)

    Danish physicist (1777-1851)


  1. oersted(Noun)

    The CGS unit of magnetizing field (symbol Oe), defined as 1000/4u03C0 (u224879.5774715) amperes per meter of flux path.

  2. Origin: After Danish physicist .


  1. Oersted

    Oersted is the unit of the auxiliary magnetic field H in the CGS system of units.


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