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(Latin: prefix; indicating electromagnetic units of the centimeter-gram-second system)

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abampere centimeter squared, aAcm

^{2}The unit of magnetic moment in the electromagnetic centimeter-gram-second system.

abampere per square centimeter, aA/cm

^{2}The unit of current density in the electromagnetic centimeter-gram-second system.

In the electromagnetic centimeter-gram-second (cgs) system of units, the unit of electric dipole moment.

abcoulomb per cubic centimeter, aC/cm

^{3}The electromagnetic centimeter-gram-second unit of volume density of charge.

abcoulomb per square centimeter, aC/cm

^{2}The electromagnetic centimeter-gram-second unit of surface density of charge, electric polarization, and displacement.

abvolt per centimeter

The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of electric field strength.

centimeter-gram-second system, CGS system

A system of measurement based on fundamental units of a centimeter for length, a gram for mass, and a second for time.

Introduced by the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1874, it was the system commonly used in science for many years, until eventually replaced with the MKS system (meter-kilogram-second system) and then the International System of Units (SI).

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centimeter, cm

A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter.

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cubic centimeter, cc

1. A metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter.

2. A unit of capacity, being that of a cube each side of which measures one centimeter; equal to one milliliter.

2. A unit of capacity, being that of a cube each side of which measures one centimeter; equal to one milliliter.

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twenty-one centimeter radiation

The common name given to radio waves emitted at 1,420 megahertz as the result of the "flipping over" of the electron in a hydrogen atom in order to oppose the spin direction of the central proton.

The radiation is an example of line emission.

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