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[web-er, vey-ber] /ˈwɛb ər, ˈveɪ bər/
noun, Electricity.
the standard unit of magnetic flux and magnetic pole strength in the International System of Units (SI), equal to a flux that produces an electromotive force of one volt in a single turn of wire when the flux is uniformly reduced to zero in a period of one second; 10 8 maxwells.
Abbreviation: Wb.
Origin of weber
First recorded in 1875-80; named after W. E. Weber


[vey-ber or, German, vey-buh r for 1–3, 5; web-er for 4] /ˈveɪ bər or, German, ˈveɪ bər for 1–3, 5; ˈwɛb ər for 4/
Ernst Heinrich
[ernst hahyn-rikh] /ɛrnst ˈhaɪn rɪx/ (Show IPA),
1795–1878, German physiologist.
Baron Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst von
[kahrl mah-ree-ah free-drikh ernst fuh n] /kɑrl mɑˈri ɑ ˈfri drɪx ɛrnst fən/ (Show IPA),
1786–1826, German pianist, conductor, and composer.
[maks;; German mahks] /mæks;; German mɑks/ (Show IPA),
1864–1920, German sociologist and political economist.
[maks] /mæks/ (Show IPA),
1881–1961, U.S. painter, born in Russia.
Wilhelm Eduard
[vil-helm ey-doo-ahrt] /ˈvɪl hɛlm ˈeɪ duˌɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1804–91, German physicist (brother of Ernst Heinrich). Unabridged
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the derived SI unit of magnetic flux; the flux that, when linking a circuit of one turn, produces in it an emf of 1 volt as it is reduced to zero at a uniform rate in one second. 1 weber is equivalent to 108 maxwells Wb
Word Origin
C20: named after W. E. Weber


/German ˈveːbər/
Baron Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von (karl maˈriːa ˈfriːdrɪç ɛrnst fɔn). 1786–1826, German composer and conductor. His three romantic operas are Der Freischütz (1821), Euryanthe (1823), and Oberon (1826)
Ernst Heinrich (ɛrnst ˈhainrɪç). 1795–1878, German physiologist and anatomist. He introduced the psychological concept of the just noticeable difference between stimuli
Max (maks). 1864–1920, German economist and sociologist, best known for The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904–05)
Wilhelm Eduard (ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈeːduart). 1804–91, German physicist, who conducted research into electricity and magnetism
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Word Origin and History for weber


surname attested from 1255; literally "weaver" (see web).

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weber in Medicine

weber web·er (wěb'ər, vā'bər)
Abbr. Wb
A unit of magnetic flux in the International System of Units equal to the product of one tesla and one square meter.

Weber We·ber (vā'bər), Ernst Heinrich. 1795-1878.

German physiologist and psychologist who studied sensory response and is considered a founder of experimental psychology.

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weber in Science
  (wěb'ər, vā'bər)   
The SI derived unit of magnetic flux. A magnetic flux of one weber, passing through a conducting loop and reduced to zero at a uniform rate in one second, induces an electric potential of one volt in the loop. One weber is equal to one volt per second, or 108 maxwells. The weber is named after German scientist Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804-1891).
German physiologist who is noted for his study of sensory response, particularly in the ear and the skin. He also demonstrated that the digestive juices are the specific products of glands.
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