- See under siemens.
Also called reciprocal ohm.
- Electricity. the standard unit of electrical conductance in the International System of Units(SI), equal to the reciprocal of the ohm and replacing the equivalent MKS unit (mho). Abbreviation: S
Origin of siemens
First recorded in 1930–35; named after Sir W. Siemens
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ROLF, mho brings up the rear, is about twenty, with an open face and stiffish butter-coloured hair.The Skin Game (Fourth Series Plays)
As conductance is the reciprocal of resistance it is measured by the reciprocal ohm or mho.The Radio Amateur's Hand Book
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A conductor having a resistance of 100 ohms has a conductivity of .01 mho.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1
- the former name for siemens
C19: formed by reversing the letters of ohm (first used by Lord Kelvin)
- Ernst Werner von (ɛrnst ˈvɛrnər fɔn). 1816–92, German engineer, inventor, and pioneer in telegraphy. Among his inventions are the self-excited dynamo and an electrolytic refining process
- his brother, Sir William, original name Karl Wilhelm Siemens. 1823–83, British engineer, born in Germany, who invented the open-hearth process for making steel
- the derived SI unit of electrical conductance equal to 1 reciprocal ohmSymbol: S Formerly called: mho
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- A siemens.
- A unit of electrical conductance in the International System of Units, equal to one ampere per volt.
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- The SI derived unit of electrical conductance, equal to one ampere per volt. It is equivalent to the reciprocal of the ohm unit. Also called siemens
- See mho.
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