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 for international amp[`e]re
From 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]

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