Pronunciation: (ûr'sted), [key]
1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic intensity, equal to the magnetic pole of unit strength when undergoing a force of one dyne in a vacuum. Abbr.: Oe
2. (formerly) the unit of magnetic reluctance equal to the reluctance of a centimeter cube of vacuum between parallel surfaces. Abbr.: Oe
Pronunciation: (ûr'sted; Dan. œr'sti&thslash;), [key]
Hans Chris•tian Pronunciation: (häns kris'tyän), [key] 1777–1851, Danish physicist.
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