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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Oer"sted
The C. G. S. unit of magnetic reluctance or resistance, equal to the reluctance of a centimeter cube of air (or vacuum) between parallel faces. Also, a reluctance in which unit magnetomotive force sets up unit flux.

Etymology: After Hans Christian Oersted , Danish physicist

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  1. Danish physicist (1777-1851)
  2. The magnetic field strength 1 cm from a unit magnetic pole

After Danish physicist Hans Christian Ørsted.

  1. The CGS unit of magnetizing field (symbol Oe), defined as 1000/4π (≈79.5774715) amperes per meter of flux path.

Fun Facts about the name Oersted

  • When was the first name Oersted first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Oersted is Tuesday, July 5th, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Oersted? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Oersted. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Oersted: Your name in reverse order is Detsreo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edtoesr. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Oersted born Feb 21, 1954

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1375. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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