Origin and Etymology of ohm
Georg Simon Ohm
First Known Use: 1867
Definition of Ohm
Georg Simon 1787–1854 Ger. physicist
OHM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ohm for English Language Learners
: a unit for measuring electrical resistance
Biographical Note for 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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