ab·​cou·​lomb | \ (ˈ)abˈküˌläm, -lōm \
plural -s

Definition of abcoulomb

: the cgs electromagnetic unit quantity of electricity equal to 10 coulombs and being the charge that passes in one second through any cross section of a conductor carrying a steady current of one abampere

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First Known Use of abcoulomb

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abcoulomb

ab- entry 2 + coulomb

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“Abcoulomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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