[ web-er, vey-ber ]
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noun Electricity.
the standard unit of magnetic flux and magnetic pole strength in the International System of Units (SI), equal to a flux that produces an electromotive force of one volt in a single turn of wire when the flux is uniformly reduced to zero in a period of one second; 108 maxwells. Abbreviation: Wb
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Origin of weber

First recorded in 1875–80; named after W. E. Weber

Other definitions for weber (2 of 2)

[ vey-ber or, German, vey-buhr for 1-3, 5; web-er for 4 ]
/ ˈveɪ bər or, German, ˈveɪ bər for 1-3, 5; ˈwɛb ər for 4 /

Ernst Hein·rich [ernst hahyn-rikh], /ɛrnst ˈhaɪn rɪx/, 1795–1878, German physiologist.
Baron Karl Ma·ri·a Frie·drich Ernst von [kahrl mah-ree-ah -free-drikh ernst fuhn], /kɑrl mɑˈri ɑ ˈfri drɪx ɛrnst fən/, 1786–1826, German pianist, conductor, and composer.
Max [maks; German mahks], /mæks; German mɑks/, 1864–1920, German sociologist and political economist.
Max [maks], /mæks/, 1881–1961, U.S. painter, born in Russia.
Wil·helm E·du·ard [vil-helm ey-doo-ahrt], /ˈvɪl hɛlm ˈeɪ duˌɑrt/, 1804–91, German physicist (brother of Ernst Heinrich).
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British Dictionary definitions for weber (1 of 2)

/ (ˈveɪbə) /

the derived SI unit of magnetic flux; the flux that, when linking a circuit of one turn, produces in it an emf of 1 volt as it is reduced to zero at a uniform rate in one second. 1 weber is equivalent to 10 8 maxwellsSymbol: Wb

Word Origin for weber

C20: named after W. E. Weber

British Dictionary definitions for weber (2 of 2)

/ (German ˈveːbər) /

Baron Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von (karl maˈriːa ˈfriːdrɪç ɛrnst fɔn). 1786–1826, German composer and conductor. His three romantic operas are Der Freischütz (1821), Euryanthe (1823), and Oberon (1826)
Ernst Heinrich (ɛrnst ˈhainrɪç). 1795–1878, German physiologist and anatomist. He introduced the psychological concept of the just noticeable difference between stimuli
Max (maks). 1864–1920, German economist and sociologist, best known for The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904–05)
Wilhelm Eduard (ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈeːduart). 1804–91, German physicist, who conducted research into electricity and magnetism
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Scientific definitions for weber (1 of 2)

[ wĕbər, vābər ]

The SI derived unit of magnetic flux. A magnetic flux of one weber, passing through a conducting loop and reduced to zero at a uniform rate in one second, induces an electric potential of one volt in the loop. One weber is equal to one volt per second, or 108 maxwells. The weber is named after German scientist Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804-1891).

Scientific definitions for weber (2 of 2)

[ vābər ]
Ernst Heinrich 1795-1878

German physiologist who is noted for his study of sensory response, particularly in the ear and the skin. He also demonstrated that the digestive juices are the specific products of glands.
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