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English

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ampère, amp, A

Etymology

Named after the French phyicist Ampère.

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ampere (plural amperes)

  1. a unit of electrical current, the standard base unit in the International System of Units. Abbreviation: amp, Symbol: A
    Definition: The ampere is that constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, of negligible circular cross-section, and placed 1 metre apart in vacuum, would produce between these conductors a force equal to 2 x 10–7 newton per metre of length. (The International Bureau of Weights and Measures)

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ampere m. inv.

  1. ampere

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