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siemens

[ see-muhnz ]
/ 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, orreciprocal ohm ).Abbreviation: S
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Origin of siemens

First recorded in 1930–35; named after Sir W. Siemens

Other definitions for siemens (2 of 2)

Siemens
[ see-muhnz; German zee-muhns ]
/ ˈsi mənz; German ˈzi məns /

noun
(Ernst) Wer·ner von [ernst-ver-nuhrfuhn], /ˈɛrnst ˈvɛr nər fən/, 1816–92, German inventor and electrical engineer.
his brother, Sir William Karl 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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Scientific definitions for siemens

siemens
[ sēmənz ]

Plural siemens
See mho.
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