siemens

noun

sie·​mens ˈsē-mənz How to pronounce siemens (audio)
ˈzē-
plural siemens
: a unit of conductance in the meter-kilogram-second system equivalent to one ampere per volt

Word History

Etymology

Werner von Siemens †1892 German electrical engineer

First Known Use

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of siemens was circa 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Siemens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/siemens. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

siemens

noun
sie·​mens ˈsē-mənz How to pronounce siemens (audio) ˈzē- How to pronounce siemens (audio)
plural siemens
: a unit of conductance in the mks system equivalent to one ampere per volt

Biographical Definition

Siemens

biographical name

Sie·​mens ˈsē-mənz How to pronounce Siemens (audio)
Sir William 1823–1883 British (German-born) inventor

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