the basic unit of magnetomotive force in the CGS system, equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns: abbrev. Gb
Origin of gilbertafter William Gilbert
a masculine name: dim. Gil
Origin of GilbertOld French Guillebert from Old High German Williberht from willo, will + beraht, bright
- 1859-1934; U.S. architect
- 1539?-83; Eng. navigator and colonizer in North America
- 1544?-1603; Eng. physician & scientist
- 1836-1911; Eng. humorous poet & librettist: collaborated with Sir Arthur Sullivan in writing comic operas
town in SC Ariz., near Phoenix
Origin of Gilbertafter W. Gilbert, who donated right of way for a railroad siding at this location c. 1902
The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetomotive force, equal to 104&pgr; ampere-turn.
Origin of gilbertAfterWilliam Gilbert
- A male given name.
From Old French, from Proto-Germanic *gīslaz (“pledge”) + *berhtaz (“bright, famous”). See Saint Gilbert.