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Coulomb

[koo-lom, -lohm, koo-lom, -lohm; French koo-lawn] /ˈku lɒm, -loʊm, kuˈlɒm, -ˈloʊm; French kuˈlɔ̃/
noun
1.
Charles Augustin de
[sharl oh-gy-stan duh] /ʃarl oʊ güˈstɛ̃ də/ (Show IPA),
1736–1806, French physicist and inventor.
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coulomb

/ˈkuːlɒm/
noun
1.
the derived SI unit of electric charge; the quantity of electricity transported in one second by a current of 1 ampere C
Word Origin
C19: named after Charles Augustin de Coulomb

Coulomb

/ˈkuːlɒm; French kulɔ̃/
noun
1.
Charles Augustin de (ʃarl oɡystɛ̃ də). 1736–1806, French physicist: made many discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism
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coulomb

n.

1881, named for French chemist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736-1806), who devised a method of measuring electrical quantity. It is the quantity of electricity conveyed in 1 second by a current of 1 ampere. The name is a French form of Columbus.

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coulomb cou·lomb (kōō'lŏm', -lōm')
n.
Abbr. C
The unit of electrical charge in the meter-kilogram-second system equal to the quantity of charge transferred in one second by a steady current of one ampere.

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coulomb
  (k'lŏm', k'lōm')   
The SI derived unit used to measure electric charge. One coulomb is equal to the quantity of charge that passes through a cross-section of a conductor in one second, given a current of one ampere.
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coulomb

unit of electric charge in the metre-kilogram-second-ampere system, the basis of the SI system of physical units. The coulomb is defined as the quantity of electricity transported in one second by a current of one ampere. Named for the 18th-19th-century French physicist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, it is approximately equivalent to 6.24 1018 electrons. See electric charge.

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