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Fort Henry

  1. a Confederate fort in NW Tennessee, on the Tennessee River: captured by Union forces in 1862.
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  1. Joseph,1797–1878, U.S. physicist.
  2. O., pen name of William Sydney Porter.
  3. Patrick,1736–99, American patriot, orator, and statesman.
  4. Cape, a cape in SE Virginia at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
  5. Fort. Fort Henry.
  6. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “home” and “kingdom.”
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British Dictionary definitions for fort henry


noun plural -ry, -ries or -rys
  1. the derived SI unit of electric inductance; the inductance of a closed circuit in which an emf of 1 volt is produced when the current varies uniformly at the rate of 1 ampere per secondSymbol: H
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Word Origin

C19: named after Joseph Henry (1797–1878), US physicist


  1. Joseph. 1797–1878, US physicist. He discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction independently of Faraday and constructed the first electromagnetic motor (1829). He also discovered self-induction and the oscillatory nature of electric discharges (1842)
  2. Patrick. 1736–99, American statesman and orator, a leading opponent of British rule during the War of American Independence
  3. Prince, known as Harry. born 1984, second son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales
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Word Origin and History for fort henry


masc. proper name, from French Henri, from Late Latin Henricus, from German Heinrich, from Old High German Heimerich, literally "the ruler of the house," from heim "home" + rihhi "ruler." One of the most popular Norman names after the Conquest.

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fort henry in Medicine


n. pl. hen•rys
  1. The unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second.
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fort henry in Science


  1. A SI derived unit of electrical inductance, especially of transformers and inductance coils. A current changing at the rate of one ampere per second in a circuit with an inductance of one henry induces an electromotive force of one volt.
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