noun ab·ohm \(ˈ)aˈbōm\

Definition of abohm



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of abohm

2ab- + ohm

First Known Use: 1906

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a brief usually trivial fact

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