abhenry

noun

ab·​hen·​ry
(ˈ)abˈhenrē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

ab- entry 2 + henry

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abhenry was in 1903

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“Abhenry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abhenry. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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