coulomb

noun
cou·​lomb | \ ˈkü-ˌläm How to pronounce coulomb (audio) , -ˌlōm \

Definition of coulomb

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electric charge equal to the quantity of electricity transferred by a current of one ampere in one second

coulomb

adjective
\ kü-ˈläm-bik How to pronounce coulomb (audio) , -ˈlōm-, -ˈlä-mik, -ˈlō- \
variants: or coulombic

Definition of coulomb (Entry 2 of 3)

: of, relating to, or being the electrostatic force of attraction or repulsion between charged particles

Coulomb

biographical name
Cou·​lomb | \ kü-ˈlōⁿ How to pronounce Coulomb (audio) ; ˈkü-ˌläm, -ˌlōm, kü-ˈläm, -ˈlōm \

Definition of Coulomb (Entry 3 of 3)

Charles-Augustin de 1736–1806 French physicist

First Known Use of coulomb

Noun

1881, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coulomb

Noun

Charles A. de Coulomb

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The first known use of coulomb was in 1881

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“Coulomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coulomb. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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coulomb

noun
cou·​lomb | \ ˈkü-ˌläm, -ˌlōm, kü-ˈ How to pronounce coulomb (audio) \

Medical Definition of coulomb

: the practical mks unit of electric charge equal to the quantity of electricity transferred by a current of one ampere in one second

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