the centimeter-gram-second unit of capacitance, equivalent to 10 9 farads.
the cgs unit of capacitance in the electromagnetic system; the capacitance of a capacitor having a charge of 1 abcoulomb and a potential difference of 1 abvolt between its conductors: equivalent to 109 farads
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the centimeter-gram-second unit of inductance, equivalent to 10 −9 henry. noun (pl) -ries the cgs unit of inductance in the electromagnetic system; the inductance that results when a rate of change of current of 1 abampere per second generates an induced emf of 1 abvolt: equivalent to 10–9 henry