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ampere - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'ampere' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ampere [ n.]
- Alt. of Ampere
- The unit of electric current; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by U. S. Statute as, one tenth of the unit of current of the C. G. S. system of electro-magnetic units, or the practical equivalent of the unvarying current which, when passed through a standard solution of nitrate of silver in water, deposits silver at the rate of 0.001118 grams per second. Called also the international ampere.

Meaning of 'ampere' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ampere [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
Example in sentence:
  • a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps