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ohm

 (ōm)
n.
The SI unit of electrical resistance, equal to the resistance of a conductor through which a current of one ampere flows given a one-volt potential across the conductor. See Table at measurement.

[After Georg Simon Ohm.]

ohm′ic adj.
ohm′i·cal·ly adv.

Ohm

(əʊm)
n
(Biography) Georg Simon (ˈɡeːɔrk ˈziːmɔn). 1787–1854, German physicist, who formulated the law named after him

ohm

(əʊm)
n
(Units) the derived SI unit of electrical resistance; the resistance between two points on a conductor when a constant potential difference of 1 volt between them produces a current of 1 ampere. Symbol: Ω
[C19: named after Georg Simon Ohm ]

ohm

(oʊm)

n.
the SI unit of electrical resistance, equal to the resistance between two points when a constant potential difference applied between the points produces a current of 1 ampere.
[1861; after German. S. Ohm]
ohm′ic, adj.
ohm′i•cal•ly, adv.

Ohm

(oʊm)

n.
Georg Simon, 1787–1854, German physicist.

ohm

(ōm)
A unit used to measure the electrical resistance of a material. One ohm is equal to the resistance of a conductor through which a current of one ampere flows when a potential difference of one volt is applied to it.

ohm

1. The unit of electrical resistance.
2. (! ) A unit of electrical resistance. One ohm equals the resistance across which a potential difference of one volt produces a current flow of one ampere. Named after the German physicist G.S. Ohm (1787–1854).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ohm - a unit of electrical resistance equal to the resistance between two points on a conductor when a potential difference of one volt between them produces a current of one ampereohm - a unit of electrical resistance equal to the resistance between two points on a conductor when a potential difference of one volt between them produces a current of one ampere
resistance unit - the reciprocal of conductance
abohm - a unit of resistance equal to a billionth of an ohm
megohm - a unit of resistance equal to one million ohms
2.ohm - German physicist who formulated Ohm's law (1787-1854)Ohm - German physicist who formulated Ohm's law (1787-1854)
Translations

ohm

[əʊm] Nohmio m, ohm m

ohm

nOhm nt
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