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reciprocal ohm

noun, Electricity


[moh] /moʊ/
noun, plural mhos. Electricity
See under siemens.
Also called reciprocal ohm. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for reciprocal-ohm


noun (pl) mhos
the former name for siemens
Word Origin
C19: formed by reversing the letters of ohm (first used by Lord Kelvin)
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reciprocal-ohm in Medicine

mho (mō)
n. pl. mhos
A siemens.

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reciprocal-ohm in Science
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.
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