### Definition of Ampere

**1.** *Noun.* A former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere).

**2.**

*Noun.*The basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites. "A typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps"

**A**,

**Amp**

Generic synonyms:

**Current Unit**

Terms within:

**Ma**,

**Milliampere**

Group relationships:

**Abamp**,

**Abampere**

### Definition of Ampere

**1.** Noun. A unit of electrical current, the standard base unit in the International System of Units. Abbreviation: amp, Symbol: A ¹

**2.** Noun. (alternative spelling of ampere) ¹

¹ *Source: wiktionary.com*

### Definition of Ampere

**1.** a unit of electric current strength [n -S]

### Medical Definition of Ampere

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### Literary usage of Ampere

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

**1.** *Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia* by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)

"The average amperage of an ignition battery is 60 **ampere** hours and ... Lighting and
Ignition battery: The amperage is from 80 to 160 **ampere**-hour capacity, ..."**2.** *Electrical Review* (1891)

"This curious result for a constant-potential generator was due to the increased
magnetic leakage produced as the series **ampere**-turns on the field came up ..."**3.** *Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers* by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1905)

"cgs lines per **ampere**-turn per cm. length of effective winding 1.00 cgs lines ...
Length of one turn in air (free length) 106 cgs lines per **ampere**-turn due ..."**4.** *A Course in Electrical Engineering* by Chester Laurens Dawes (1920)

"The **ampere**-turns acting on a circuit are given by the product of the turns ...
For instance, 10 amp. flowing through 150 turns give 1500 **ampere**-turns. ..."**5.** *A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases* by Edwin James Houston (1903)

"«_>u duced by one **ampere** flowing through a circuit one centimetre in length. ...
1) In a cycle of charge and discharge, the ratio between the **ampere**- hours ..."**6.** *International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons* by International Textbook Company (1908)

"In modern alternators, the **ampere**-turns per pole on the field required for the
air gap will usually be from two to two and one-half times the **ampere**-turns ..."**7.** *Electrical Meters: Prepared in the Extension Division of the University of* by Cyril Methodius Jansky (1917)

"For practical purposes, the coulomb is too small a unit, and hence 3600 coulombs,
called the **ampere**-hour, are used as the ..."