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 (wĕb′ər, vā′bər)
n. Abbr. Wb
The SI-derived unit of magnetic flux, equal to the flux that produces an electromotive force of one volt in a conducting loop when the flux is uniformly reduced to zero within one second. See Table at measurement.

[After Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804-1891), German physicist.]
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(German ˈveːbər)
1. (Biography) Baron Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von (karl maˈriːa ˈfriːdrɪç ɛrnst fɔn). 1786–1826, German composer and conductor. His three romantic operas are Der Freischütz (1821), Euryanthe (1823), and Oberon (1826)
2. (Biography) Ernst Heinrich (ɛrnst ˈhainrɪç). 1795–1878, German physiologist and anatomist. He introduced the psychological concept of the just noticeable difference between stimuli
3. (Biography) Max (maks). 1864–1920, German economist and sociologist, best known for The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904–05)
4. (Biography) Wilhelm Eduard (ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈeːduart). 1804–91, German physicist, who conducted research into electricity and magnetism


(Units) the derived SI unit of magnetic flux; the flux that, when linking a circuit of one turn, produces in it an emf of 1 volt as it is reduced to zero at a uniform rate in one second. 1 weber is equivalent to 108 maxwells. Symbol: Wb
[C20: named after W. E. Weber]
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(ˈwɛb ər, ˈveɪ bər)

the SI unit of magnetic flux and magnetic pole strength, equal to a flux that produces an electromotive force of one volt in a single turn of wire when the flux is uniformly reduced to zero in a period of one second; 108 maxwells. Abbr.: Wb
[1875–80; after W. E. Weber]


(ˈveɪ bər for 1-3,5; ˈwɛb ər for 4 )

1. Ernst Heinrich, 1795–1878, German physiologist.
2. Baron Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst von, 1786–1826, German composer.
3. Max, 1864–1920, German sociologist and political economist.
4. Max, 1881–1961, U.S. painter, born in Russia.
5. Wilhelm Eduard, 1804–91, German physicist (brother of E. H.).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a unit of magnetic flux equal to 100,000,000 maxwellsweber - a unit of magnetic flux equal to 100,000,000 maxwells
flux unit, magnetic flux unit - a measure of the strength of a magnetic field per unit area
maxwell, Mx - a cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux perpendicular to an area of 1 square centimeter in a magnetic field of 1 gauss
2.Weber - German physicist and brother of E. H. Weber; noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1804-1891)
3.Weber - United States abstract painter (born in Russia) (1881-1961)
4.Weber - German sociologist and pioneer of the analytic method in sociology (1864-1920) - German conductor and composer of romantic operas (1786-1826)Weber - German conductor and composer of romantic operas (1786-1826)
6.Weber - German physiologist who studied sensory responses to stimuli and is considered the father of psychophysics (1795-1878)
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Fishes are, of course, unable to live in it, and those which descend through the Jordan, the Weber, and other streams soon perish.
She used to try to sing certain songs ("Einsam bin ich nicht alleine," was one of them, that tender love-song of Weber's which in old-fashioned days, young ladies, and when you were scarcely born, showed that those who lived before you knew too how to love and to sing) certain songs, I say, to which the Major was partial; and as she warbled them in the twilight in the drawing-room, she would break off in the midst of the song, and walk into her neighbouring apartment, and there, no doubt, take refuge in the miniature of her husband.
In the centre of the room was a Roller and Blanchet "baby grand" piano in rosewood, but holding the potentialities of an orchestra in its narrow and sonorous cavity, and groaning beneath the weight of the chefs-d'oeuvre of Beethoven, Weber, Mozart, Haydn, Gretry, and Porpora.
Among other things, I hold painfully in mind a certain singular perversion and amplification of the wild air of the last waltz of Von Weber. From the paintings over which his elaborate fancy brooded, and which grew, touch by touch, into vagueness at which I shuddered the more thrillingly, because I shuddered knowing not why;--from these paintings (vivid as their images now are before me) I would in vain endeavour to educe more than a small portion which should lie within the compass of merely written words.
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For example, Levesque talks a lot about an exceptional burger joint on Highway 11 called Webers. For the past 40 years, the restaurant has been attracting crowds so large they stretch out into the parking lot.
To all of the good old Bruce Webers who have been getting each other's mail, and going crazy about it:
Counting founders Eduard and his wife, Marie, of Eugene, and their children and spouses, there are at least 10 Webers in the business.
"Audrey had a tough, concentrated fight, but she's back at work and better than ever," said April Webers, a sales associate with the Rye office.