gauss gous [key] [for C. F. Gauss ], abbr. G, unit of magnetic flux density (see flux, magnetic ) equal to 0.0001 (10 −4) weber per square meter. Since this unit is derived from the cgs system of units rather than the mks system , it is largely obsolete. See electric and magnetic units .

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