Ohm

[ohm]
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ohm

noun
  1. the derived SI unit of electrical resistance; the resistance between two points on a conductor when a constant potential difference of 1 volt between them produces a current of 1 ampereSymbol: Ω

Word Origin for ohm

C19: named after Georg Simon Ohm

Ohm

noun
  1. Georg Simon (ˈɡeːɔrk ˈziːmɔn). 1787–1854, German physicist, who formulated the law named after him
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Word Origin and History for georg simon ohm

ohm

n.

unit of electrical resistance, 1867, in recognition of German physicist Georg S. Ohm (1789-1854), who determined the law of the flow of electricity. Originally proposed as ohma (1861) as a unit of voltage. Related: ohmage; ohmic; ohmeter.

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georg simon ohm in Medicine

ohm

[ōm]
n. Symbol Ω
  1. A unit of electrical resistance equal to that of a conductor in which a current of one ampere is produced by a potential of one volt across its terminals.
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georg simon ohm in Science

Ohm

Georg Simon 1789-1854
  1. German physicist who discovered the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in an electrical circuit, now known as Ohm's law. The ohm unit of electrical resistance is named for him.

ohm

[ōm]
  1. The SI derived unit used to measure the electrical resistance of a material or an electrical device. One ohm is equal to the resistance of a conductor through which a current of one ampere flows when a potential difference of one volt is applied to it.
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georg simon ohm in Culture

ohm

[(ohm)]

The unit of electrical resistance, named after the nineteenth-century German physicist Georg Ohm.

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