From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gauss \Gauss\ (gous), n. [So named after Karl F. Gauss, a German
   1. (Elec.) The C.G.S. unit of density of magnetic field,
      equal to a field of one line of force per square
      centimeter, being thus adopted as an international unit at
      Paris in 1900; sometimes used as a unit of intensity of
      magnetic field. It was previously suggested as a unit of
      magnetomotive force.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   2. Karl F. Gauss, a German mathematician.
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