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Henry

[hen-ree] /ˈhɛn ri/
noun
1.
Joseph, 1797–1878, U.S. physicist.
2.
O. pen name of William Sydney Porter.
3.
Patrick, 1736–99, American patriot, orator, and statesman.
4.
Cape, a cape in SE Virginia at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
5.
Fort. Fort Henry.
6.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “home” and “kingdom.”.
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British Dictionary definitions for cape henry

henry

/ˈhɛnrɪ/
noun (pl) -ry, -ries, -rys
1.
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 H
Word Origin
C19: named after Joseph Henry (1797–1878), US physicist

Henry

/ˈhɛnrɪ/
noun
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.
Patrick. 1736–99, American statesman and orator, a leading opponent of British rule during the War of American Independence
3.
Prince, known as Harry. born 1984, second son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales
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Word Origin and History for cape henry

Henry

masc. proper name, from French Henri, from Late Latin Henricus, from German Heinrich, from Old High German Heimerich, literally "the ruler of the house," from heim "home" + rihhi "ruler." One of the most popular Norman names after the Conquest.

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cape henry in Medicine

henry hen·ry (hěn'rē)
n. pl. hen·rys or hen·ries (-rēz)
Abbr. H
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.

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henry
  (hěn'rē)   
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.
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Encyclopedia Article for cape henry

henry

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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