|—n , pl mhos|
|the former name for siemens|
|[C19: formed by reversing the letters of |
|1.||Ernst Werner von (ɛrnst ˈvɛrnər fɔn). 1816--92, German engineer, inventor, and pioneer in telegraphy. Among his inventions are the self-excited dynamo and an electrolytic refining process|
|2.||his brother, Sir William, original name Karl Wilhelm Siemens. 1823--83, British engineer, born in Germany, who invented the open-hearth process for making steel|
n. pl. mhos
siemens sie·mens (sē'mənz)
n. pl. siemens
A unit of electrical conductance in the International System of Units, equal to one ampere per volt.
|mho (mō) Pronunciation Key
The SI derived unit of electrical conductance, equal to one ampere per volt. It is equivalent to the reciprocal of the ohm unit. Also called siemens.