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ohm

noun \ˈōm\

: a unit for measuring electrical resistance

Full Definition of OHM

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

Origin of OHM

Georg Simon Ohm
First Known Use: 1867

Rhymes with OHM

Ohm

biographical name \ˈōm\

Definition of OHM

Georg Simon 1787–1854 Ger. physicist

ohm

noun \ˈōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OHM

:  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
ohm·ic \ˈō-mik\ 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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