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coulomb definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second [syn: coulomb, C, ampere-second]
2: French physicist famous for his discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism; formulated Coulomb's Law (1736-1806) [syn: Coulomb, Charles Augustin de Coulomb]

Merriam Webster's

biographical name Charles-Augustin de 1736-1806 French physicist

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Charles A. de Coulomb Date: 1881 the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electric charge equal to the quantity of electricity transferred by a current of one ampere in one second II. adjective or coulombic Date: 1930 of, relating to, or being the electrostatic force of attraction or repulsion between charged particles

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Electr. the SI unit of electric charge, equal to the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by a current of one ampere. Usage: Symb.: C. Etymology: C. A. de Coulomb, Fr. physicist d. 1806

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coulomb Cou`lomb" (k??`l?n"), n. [From Coulomb, a French physicist and electrican.] (Physics) The standard unit of quantity in electrical measurements. It is the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by the current produced by an electro-motive force of one volt acting in a circuit having a resistance of one ohm, or the quantity transferred by one amp[`e]re in one second. Formerly called weber.




 


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