international ampere


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international ampere

[¦in·tər¦nash·ən·əl ′am‚pir]
(electricity)
The current that, when flowing through a solution of silver nitrate in water, deposits silver at a rate of 0.001118 gram per second; it has been superseded by the ampere as a unit of current, and is equal to approximately 0.999850 ampere.
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