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The electrostatic unit of current; the flow of 1 electrostatic unit of charge (1 statcoulomb) per second; equal to 3.335641 × 10-10 ampere.
[G. statos, standing (stationary), + ampere]
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André-Marie, French physicist, 1775-1836.
ampere - the practical unit of electrical current.
Ampère postulate - Synonym(s): Avogadro law
statampere - the electrostatic unit of current, equal to 3.335641 X 10-10 ampere.
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