- nouna unit of magnetomotive force equal to the magnetomotive force produced by the passage of 1 ampere through 1 complete turn of a coil; equal to 1.257 gilberts• Hypernyms: ↑magnetomotive force unit
* * *\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ noun: the mks unit of magnetomotive force equal to the magnetomotive force around a path that links with one turn of wire carrying an electric current of one ampere, one ampere-turn being equal to 0.4π or 1.257 gilberts
* * */am"pear terrn', am pear"-/, n. Elect.1. one complete convolution of a conducting coil, through which one ampere of current passes.2. the magnetomotive force produced by one ampere passing through one complete turn or convolution of a coil. Abbr.: At[1880-85]
Useful english dictionary. 2012.