|—n , pl -ry, -ries, -rys|
|H the derived SI unit of electric inductance; the inductance of a closed circuit in which an emf of 1 volt is produced when the current varies uniformly at the rate of 1 ampere per second|
|[C19: named after Joseph Henry (1797--1878), US physicist]|
|1.||Joseph. 1797--1878, US physicist. He discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction independently of Faraday and constructed the first electromagnetic motor (1829). He also discovered self-induction and the oscillatory nature of electric discharges (1842)|
|2.||O. See O. Henry|
|3.||Patrick. 1736--99, American statesman and orator, a leading opponent of British rule during the War of American Independence|
|4.||Prince, known as Harry. born 1984, second son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales|
|1.||known as Henry the Fowler. ?876--936 |
|2.||1068--1135, king of England (1100--35) and duke of Normandy (1106--35); son of William the Conqueror: crowned in the absence of his elder brother, Robert II, duke of Normandy; conquered Normandy (1106)|
|1.||known as Henry the Saint. 973--1024, king of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (1014--24): canonized in 1145|
|2.||1133--89, first Plantagenet king of England (1154--89): extended his Anglo-French domains and instituted judicial and financial reforms. His attempts to control the church were opposed by Becket|
|3.||1519--59, king of France (1547--59); husband of Catherine de' Medici. He recovered Calais from the English (1558) and suppressed the Huguenots|
|1.||1017--56, king of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (1046--56). He increased the power of the Empire but his religious policy led to rebellions|
|2.||1207--72, king of England (1216--72); son of John. His incompetent rule provoked the Barons' War (1264--67), during which he was captured by Simon de Montfort|
|3.||1551--89, king of France (1574--89). He plotted the massacre of Huguenots on St Bartholomew's Day (1572) with his mother Catherine de' Medici, thus exacerbating the religious wars in France|
|1.||1050--1106, Holy Roman Emperor (1084--1105) and king of Germany (1056--1105). He was excommunicated by Pope Gregory VII, whom he deposed (1084)|
|2.||surnamed Bolingbroke. 1367--1413, first Lancastrian king of England (1399--1413); son of John of Gaunt: deposed Richard II (1399) and suppressed rebellions led by Owen Glendower and the Earl of Northumberland|
|3.||known as Henry of Navarre. 1553--1610, first Bourbon king of France (1589--1610). He obtained toleration for the Huguenots with the Edict of Nantes (1598) and restored prosperity to France following the religious wars (1562--98)|
|1.||1081--1125, king of Germany (1089--1125) and Holy Roman Emperor (1111--25)|
|2.||1387--1422, king of England (1413--22); son of Henry IV. He defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt (1415), conquered Normandy (1419), and was recognized as heir to the French throne (1420)|
|1.||1165--97, king of Germany (1169--97) and Holy Roman Emperor (1190--97): added Sicily to the Empire|
|2.||1421--71, last Lancastrian king of England (1422--61; 1470--71); son of Henry V. His weak rule was blamed for the loss by 1453 of all his possessions in France except Calais; from 1454 he suffered periods of insanity which contributed to the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses (1455--85). He was deposed by Edward IV (1461) but was briefly restored to the throne (1470)|
|1.||?1275--1313, Holy Roman Emperor (1312--13) and, as Henry VI, count of Luxembourg (1288--1313). He became king of the Lombards in 1313|
|2.||1457--1509, first Tudor king of England (1485--1509). He came to the throne (1485) after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the Wars of the Roses. Royal power and the prosperity of the country greatly increased during his reign|
|1491--1547, king of England (1509--47); second son of Henry VII. The declaration that his marriage to Catherine of Aragon was invalid and his marriage to Anne Boleyn (1533) precipitated the Act of Supremacy, making Henry supreme head of the Church in England. Anne Boleyn was executed (1536) and Henry subsequently married Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. His reign is also noted for the fame of his succession of advisers, Cardinal Wolsey, Sir Thomas More, and Thomas Cromwell|
henry hen·ry (hěn'rē)
n. pl. hen·rys or hen·ries (-rēz)
The unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second.
|henry (hěn'rē) Pronunciation Key
A SI derived unit of electrical inductance, especially of transformers and inductance coils. A current changing at the rate of one ampere per second in a circuit with an inductance of one henry induces an electromotive force of one volt.
|Henry, Joseph 1797-1878.
American physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena. He discovered electrical induction independently of Michael Faraday, and constructed a small electromagnetic motor in 1829. He also developed a system of weather forecasting based on meteorological observations. The henry unit of inductance is named for him.
A king of England in the early sixteenth century. With the support of his Parliament, Henry established himself as head of the Christian Church in England, in place of the pope, after the pope refused to allow his marriage to Catherine of Aragon to be dissolved. Since that time, except for a few years of rule under Henry's daughter Mary I, who was a Roman Catholic, England has been officially a Protestant nation.
In his personal life, Henry was known for his corpulence and for his six wives. He divorced the first, Catherine of Aragon. He beheaded the second, Anne Boleyn, for allegedly being unfaithful to him. His third wife, Jane Seymour, died soon after giving birth to a son. He divorced his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, and beheaded his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, also for alleged infidelity. His sixth wife, Catherine Parr, survived him. He also had his close friend and adviser Thomas More executed because More would not support Henry's declaration that he was head of the church in England. Henry was the father of King Edward VI and of Queen Elizabeth I, as well as Mary I.
unit of either self-inductance or mutual inductance, abbreviated h (or hy), and named for the American physicist Joseph Henry. One henry is the value of self-inductance in a closed circuit or coil in which one volt is produced by a variation of the inducing current of one ampere per second. One henry is also the value of the mutual inductance of two coils arranged such that an electromotive force of one volt is induced in one if the current in the other is changing at a rate of one ampere per second. See inductance.
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