ab·​ohm | \ (ˈ)aˈbōm \
plural -s

Definition of abohm

: 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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First Known Use of abohm

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abohm

ab- entry 2 + ohm

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“Abohm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abohm. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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