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Ohm's law

noun, Electricity
1.
the law that for any circuit the electric current is directly proportional to the voltage and is inversely proportional to the resistance.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; named after G. S. Ohm
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Ohm's law

noun
1.
the principle that the electric current passing through a conductor is directly proportional to the potential difference across it, provided that the temperature remains constant. The constant of proportionality is the resistance of the conductor
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Ohm's law
  (ōmz)   
A law relating the voltage difference between two points, the electric current flowing between them, and the resistance of the path of the current. Mathematically, the law states that V = IR, where V is the voltage difference, I is the current in amperes, and R is the resistance in ohms. For a given voltage, higher resistance entails lower current flow.
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