Meaning of AMPERE in English

ˈamˌpi(ə)r, ˈaam-, -iə noun

( -s )

Etymology: after André M. Ampère died 1836 French physicist

1. : the practical mks unit of electric current that is equivalent to a flow of one coulomb per second or to the steady current produced by one volt applied across a resistance of one ohm and that is taken as the standard in the U.S. : 1/10 abampere

2. : a unit of electric current equal to .99985 ampere and formerly taken as the standard — called also international ampere

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