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statcoulomb

Pronunciation: stat-ku'lom

Definition: The electrostatic unit of charge, such that two objects, each carrying such a charge and separated (center to center) by 1 cm in a vacuum, will repel each other with a force of 1 dyne (or 10-5 newton); equal to 3.335641 × 10-10 coulomb.

[G. statos, standing (stationary), + coulomb]

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