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## Ohm

[ohm] ,
noun
Georg Simon [gey-awrk zee-mawn] , 1787–1854, German physicist.
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 ohm (əʊm) —n Ω the derived SI unit of electrical resistance; the resistance between two points on a conductor when a constant potential difference of 1 volt between them produces a current of 1 ampere [C19: named after Georg Simon Ohm]

 Ohm (əʊm) —n Georg Simon (ˈɡeːɔrk ˈziːmɔn). 1787--1854, German physicist, who formulated the law named after him

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ohm
"unit of electrical resistance," 1867, in allusion to Ger. physicist Georg S. Ohm (1789-1854), who determined the law of the flow of electricity. Originally proposed as ohma (1861) as a unit of voltage. Related: ohmage.
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ohm (ōm)
n.
Symbol Ω
A unit of electrical resistance equal to that of a conductor in which a current of one ampere is produced by a potential of one volt across its terminals.

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 ohm   (ōm)  Pronunciation Key  The SI derived unit used to measure the electrical resistance of a material or an electrical device. One ohm is equal to the resistance of a conductor through which a current of one ampere flows when a potential difference of one volt is applied to it.
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ohm [(ohm)]

The unit of electrical resistance, named after the nineteenth-century German physicist Georg Ohm.

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