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a unit, as an abampere, in the system of units derived from the magnetic effects of an electric current.
Abbreviation: emu, EMU.
any unit that belongs to a system of electrical cgs units in which the magnetic constant is given the value of unity and is taken as a pure number Abbreviation EMU, e.m.u. Compare electrostatic unit
electromagnetic unit
Any of various units, such as the abampere and the stilb, used in the centimeter-gram-second system of units to describe electric and magnetic field strengths, electric current strengths, and other quantities associated with electromagnetism.


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