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ohm

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noun \ˈōm\

Simple Definition of ohm

  • : a unit for measuring electrical resistance

Full Definition of ohm

  1. :  the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electric resistance equal to the resistance of a circuit in which a potential difference of one volt produces a current of one ampere

ohm·ic play \ˈō-mik\ adjective
ohm·i·cal·ly play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ohm

Georg Simon Ohm


First Known Use: 1867

Rhymes with ohm


Ohm

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biographical name \ˈōm\

Definition of Ohm

  1. Georg Simon 1787–1854 Ger. physicist




Medical Dictionary

ohm

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noun \ˈōm\

Medical Definition of ohm

  1. :  the practical mks unit of electrical resistance equal to the resistance of a circuit in which a potential difference of one volt produces a current of one ampere

  2. ohm·ic \ˈō-mik\play adjective



Biographical Note for ohm

Ohm, Georg Simon (1789–1854), German physicist. Ohm is best remembered for his discovery of a law of electricity that is now called Ohm's law in his honor. He summarized his discovery in a pamphlet published in 1827. His work exerted great influence on the theory and applications of current electricity. The physical unit measuring electrical resistance was officially designated the ohm by the Paris Electrical Congress of 1881.


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