siemens

[ see-muh nz ]
/ ˈsi mənz /
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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

Definition for siemens (2 of 2)

Siemens

[ see-muh nz; German zee-muh ns ]
/ ˈsi mənz; German ˈzi məns /

noun

(Ernst) Wer·ner von [ernst ver-nuhr fuh n] /ˈɛrnst ˈvɛr nər fən/, 1816–92, German inventor and electrical engineer.
his brotherSir WilliamKarl Wilhelm Siemens, 1823–83, English inventor, born in Germany.
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British Dictionary definitions for siemens (1 of 2)

siemens

/ (ˈsiːmənz) /

noun plural siemens

the derived SI unit of electrical conductance equal to 1 reciprocal ohmSymbol: S Formerly called: mho

British Dictionary definitions for siemens (2 of 2)

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
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Medicine definitions for siemens

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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Science definitions for siemens

siemens

[ sēmənz ]

Plural siemens

See mho.
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