ohm

noun
\ ˈōm How to pronounce ohm (audio) \

Definition of ohm

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Ohm

biographical name
\ ˈōm How to pronounce Ohm (audio) \

Definition of Ohm (Entry 2 of 2)

Georg Simon 1787–1854 German physicist

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Other Words from ohm

Noun

ohmic \ ˈō-​mik How to pronounce ohmic (audio) \ adjective
ohmically \ ˈō-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce ohmically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of ohm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Now flip the switch On and the meter should read less than one ohm. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Use a Digital Multimeter," 25 July 2019 Electrical continuity through the cord will have a resistance of .8 ohms or less. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Use a Digital Multimeter," 25 July 2019 In general, speakers with a lower rating like 4 ohms will need a more powerful receiver to drive them, while 8-ohm speakers, which are the most common, will work with most receivers. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Setup: Building a Great Home Entertainment System," 18 July 2018 Here are the specs for Sonos’ new product line: Sonos ZonePlayer 120 · Class-D Amplifier: Great sounding amplifier that is lightweight, small and very energy efficient · Output: 2x55W RMS (55W power into 8 ohms, TDN+N Eliot Van Buskirk, WIRED, "Sonos Improves Multi-Room Digital Audio System," 5 Aug. 2008

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First Known Use of ohm

Noun

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ohm

Noun

Georg Simon Ohm

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19 Nov 2019

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The first known use of ohm was in 1861

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ohm

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English Language Learners Definition of ohm

technical : a unit for measuring electrical resistance

ohm

noun
\ ˈōm How to pronounce ohm (audio) \

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

Other Words from ohm

ohmic \ ˈō-​mik How to pronounce ohmic (audio) \ adjective

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