Ohm's law

noun

: a law in electricity: the strength of a direct current is directly proportional to the potential difference and inversely proportional to the resistance of the circuit

Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ohm's law was in 1850

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“Ohm's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ohm%27s%20law. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Ohm's law

noun
: a law in electricity that states that the current in a circuit is equal to the potential difference divided by the resistance of the circuit

Medical Definition

Ohm's law

noun
: a law in electricity: the strength or intensity of an unvarying electric current is directly proportional to the electromotive force and inversely proportional to the resistance of the circuit

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