mho

[ moh ]
/ moʊ /

noun, plural mhos. Electricity.

See under siemens.

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Also called reciprocal ohm.

Words nearby mho

mh, mha, mhc, mhd, mhg, mho, mhr, mhz, mi, mi., mi5

Definition for mho (2 of 2)

siemens
[ see-muh nz ]
/ ˈsi mənz /

noun (used with a singular verb)

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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British Dictionary definitions for mho (1 of 3)

mho
/ (məʊ) /

noun plural mhos

the former name for siemens

Word Origin for mho

C19: formed by reversing the letters of ohm (first used by Lord Kelvin)

British Dictionary definitions for mho (2 of 3)

Siemens
/ (ˈsiːmənz) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for mho (3 of 3)

siemens
/ (ˈsiːmənz) /

noun plural siemens

the derived SI unit of electrical conductance equal to 1 reciprocal ohmSymbol: S Formerly called: mho
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Medical definitions for mho (1 of 2)

mho
[ mō ]

n. pl. mhos

A siemens.

Medical definitions for mho (2 of 2)

siemens
[ sēmənz ]

n. pl. siemens

A unit of electrical conductance in the International System of Units, equal to one ampere per volt.
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Scientific definitions for mho (1 of 2)

mho
[ mō ]

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

Scientific definitions for mho (2 of 2)

siemens
[ sēmənz ]

Plural siemens

See mho.
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