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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ampere \Am`p[`e]re"\ ([aum]N`p[^a]r"), Ampere \Am*pere"\ ([a^]m*p[=a]r"), n. [From the name of a French electrician.] (Elec.) The unit of electric current; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by U. S. Statute as, one tenth of the unit of current of the C. G. S. system of electro-magnetic units, or the practical equivalent of the unvarying current which, when passed through a standard solution of nitrate of silver in water, deposits silver at the rate of 0.001118 grams per second. Called also the international amp[`e]re. [1913 Webster]