Definition of Ampere

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

Exact synonyms: International Ampere
Generic synonyms: Current Unit

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

1. The standard unit for measuring the strength of an electric current representing the flow of one coulomb of electricity per second. 1 kiloampere = 1000 amperes, 1 megampere = 1,000,000 amperes. Abbreviation: A (13 Nov 1997)

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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 ..."

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