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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ur-sted]
    • /ˈɜr stɛd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ur-sted]
    • /ˈɜr stɛd/

Definitions of oersted word

  • noun oersted Hans Christian [hahns kris-tyahn] /hɑns ˈkrɪs tyɑn/ (Show IPA), 1777–1851, Danish physicist. 1
  • noun oersted A unit of magnetic field strength equivalent to 79.58 amperes per meter. 1
  • noun oersted the cgs unit of magnetic field strength; the field strength that would cause a unit magnetic pole to experience a force of 1 dyne in a free space. It is equivalent to 79.58 amperes per metre 0
  • noun oersted the basic unit of electromagnetic field strength in the CGS system, equal to a force of one dyne acting upon a unit magnetic pole in a vacuum (79.58 ampere-turns per meter) 0

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Origin of oersted

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80; named after H. C. Oersted

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oersted popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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