noun ab·hen·ry \(ˈ)abˈhenrē\

Definition of abhenry

  1. :  a cgs electromagnetic unit of inductance equal to one billionth of a henry that measures the self-inductance of a circuit or the mutual inductance of two circuits in which the variation of current at the rate of one abampere per second results in an induced electromotive force of one abvolt

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Origin and Etymology of abhenry

2ab- + henry

First Known Use: 1903

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to cast off or become cast off

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