abohm

noun

ab·​ohm
(ˈ)aˈbōm
plural -s
: the cgs electromagnetic unit of resistance equal to one billionth of an ohm that measures the resistance of a conductor that with a constant current of one abampere flowing through it maintains between its terminals a potential difference of one abvolt

Word History

Etymology

ab- entry 2 + ohm

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abohm was in 1906

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“Abohm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abohm. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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