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gauss

A unit of measurement of magnetic intensity named after Karl F. Gauss (1777-1855), considered to be one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. See degauss.



degauss

To remove unwanted magnetism from a monitor or the read/write head in a disk or tape drive. Some monitors have a built-in degaussing function that can be activated by the user. See gauss and bulk eraser.



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