Definition of Oersted

1. Noun. The magnetic field strength 1 cm from a unit magnetic pole.

Generic synonyms: Field Strength Unit
Terms within: Gamma

2. Noun. Danish physicist (1777-1851).
Exact synonyms: Hans Christian Oersted
Generic synonyms: Physicist

Definition of Oersted

1. n. The C.G.S. unit of magnetic reluctance or resistance, equal to the reluctance of a centimeter cube of air (or vacuum) between parallel faces. Also, a reluctance in which unit magnetomotive force sets up unit flux.

Definition of Oersted

1. Noun. The CGS unit of magnetizing field (symbol Oe), defined as 1000/4? (?79.5774715) amperes per meter of flux path. ¹

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Definition of Oersted

1. a unit of magnetic intensity [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oersted

1. A unit of magnetic field intensity; the magnetic field intensity that exerts a force of 1 dyne on unit magnetic pole; equal to (1000/4π) A-m-1. Abbreviation: Oe Origin: Hans-Christian Oersted Danish physicist, 1777-1851 (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Oersted

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1. History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1894)
"oersted. THE impulse which the discovery of galvanism, in 1791, and that of the ... It was in that year that M. oersted, of Copenhagen, announced that the ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"Articles of impeachment were subsequently preferred against oersted and his ... The latter was made in the winter of 1819-'20, while oersted was engaged in ..."

3. A Short History of Natural Science and of the Progress of Discovery: From by Arabella Burton Buckley (1893)
"oersted discovers the Effect of Electricity npon a Magnet, 1829. ... The next great step in the study of electricity was made by oersted, Professor of ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"14, 1777, died in Copen- oersted, Anders Sandoc, a Danish statesman, ... Articles of impeachment were then preferred against oersted and his colleagues, ..."

5. The Correspondence of the Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair, Bart.: With by John Sinclair (1831)
"PROFESSOR oersted. The present King of Denmark is extremely anxious to introduce improved modes of farming into his dominions; and with that view he ..."

6. The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena by Amédée Guillemin (1873)
"But these facts afforded but vague ideas as to the actual correlation which exists. In 1820, the year in which oersted made his discovery, Ampère studied ..."

7. The Library of Original Sources by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1907)
"oersted HANS CHRISTIAN oersted was born in the Danish island of Lange- land, August 14, 1777. His father was an apothecary. ..."

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