debye

[ dih-bahy ]
/ dɪˈbaɪ /

noun Electricity.

a unit of measure for electric dipole moments, equal to 10–18 statcoulomb-centimeters. Abbreviation: D

Nearby words

  1. debussy, claude,
  2. debussy, claude achille,
  3. debut,
  4. debutant,
  5. debutante,
  6. debye, peter joseph wilhelm,
  7. dec,
  8. dec-,
  9. dec.,
  10. deca-

Origin of debye

First recorded in 1930–35; named after P. J. W. Debye

Debye

[ de-bahy ]
/ dɛˈbaɪ /

noun

Pe·ter Jo·seph Wil·helm [pey-tuhr yoh-sef vil-helm] /ˈpeɪ tər ˈyoʊ sɛf ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1884–1966, Dutch physicist, in the U.S. after 1940: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1936.
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British Dictionary definitions for debye

Debye

/ (Dutch deˈbɛiə) /

noun

Peter Joseph Wilhelm. 1884–1966, Dutch chemist and physicist, working in the US: Nobel prize for chemistry (1936) for his work on dipole moments
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