Definition of gauss in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡous/
(abbreviation G)

noun (plural same or gausses)

A unit of magnetic induction, equal to one ten-thousandth of a tesla.
Example sentences
  • The strength of the magnetic field is 0.12 tesla or 1,200 gauss (ie, magnetic flux density).
  • Normal water has a pH level of around 7, while magnetized water can reach 9.2 pH after exposure to a 7000 gauss strength magnet.
  • Its magnetic field grows very intense as well, to a trillion gauss or so.


Late 19th century: named after Karl Gauss (see Gauss, Karl Friedrich).

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Syllabification: gauss

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