Pronunciation: (gous),[key] —n.Elect. 1. the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic induction, equal to the magnetic induction of a magnetic field in which one abcoulomb of charge, moving with a component of velocity perpendicular to the field and equal to one centimeter per second, is acted on by a force of one dyne; 1 maxwell per square centimeter or 10-4 weber per square meter. Symbol: G
2. (formerly) oersted (def. 1).
Pronunciation: (gous),[key] —n. Karl Frie•drich Pronunciation: (kärl frē'drikh),[key] 1777–1855, German mathematician and astronomer.