- 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
[see-muh nz; German zee-muh ns]
- (Ernst) Wer·ner von [ernst ver-nuh r 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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- the derived SI unit of electrical conductance equal to 1 reciprocal ohmSymbol: S Formerly called: mho
- 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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- A unit of electrical conductance in the International System of Units, equal to one ampere per volt.
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- See mho.
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