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Noun: ampere  'am,pir [N. Amer], 'am,pehr [Brit]
  1. The basic unit of electric current adopted under the Système International d'Unités
    "a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amperes";
    - amp, A
  2. A former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere)
    - international ampere

Derived forms: amperes

Type of: current unit

Part of: abamp, abampere

Encyclopedia: Ampere, New Jersey