ohm

noun \ ˈōm \

Definition of ohm

:the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electric resistance equal to the resistance of a circuit in which a potential difference of one volt produces a current of one ampere

ohmic

play \ˈō-mik\ adjective

ohmically

play \ˈō-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of ohm

Georg Simon Ohm


Ohm

biographical name \ ˈōm \

Definition of Ohm

Georg Simon 1787–1854 German physicist

OHM Defined for English Language Learners

ohm

noun

Definition of ohm for English Language Learners

  • : a unit for measuring electrical resistance


Medical Dictionary

ohm

noun \ ˈōm \

medical Definition of ohm

:the practical mks unit of electrical resistance equal to the resistance of a circuit in which a potential difference of one volt produces a current of one ampere

ohmic

play \ˈō-mik\ adjective

Biographical Note for ohm

  • Ohm, Georg Simon (1789–1854), German physicist. Ohm is best remembered for his discovery of a law of electricity that is now called Ohm's law in his honor. He summarized his discovery in a pamphlet published in 1827. His work exerted great influence on the theory and applications of current electricity. The physical unit measuring electrical resistance was officially designated the ohm by the Paris Electrical Congress of 1881.


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