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Weber

[vey-ber or, German, vey-buh r for 1–3, 5; web-er for 4] /ˈveɪ bər or, German, ˈveɪ bər for 1–3, 5; ˈwɛb ər for 4/
noun
1.
Ernst Heinrich
[ernst hahyn-rikh] /ɛrnst ˈhaɪn rɪx/ (Show IPA),
1795–1878, German physiologist.
2.
Baron Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst von
[kahrl mah-ree-ah free-drikh ernst fuh n] /kɑrl mɑˈri ɑ ˈfri drɪx ɛrnst fən/ (Show IPA),
1786–1826, German pianist, conductor, and composer.
3.
Max
[maks;; German mahks] /mæks;; German mɑks/ (Show IPA),
1864–1920, German sociologist and political economist.
4.
Max
[maks] /mæks/ (Show IPA),
1881–1961, U.S. painter, born in Russia.
5.
Wilhelm Eduard
[vil-helm ey-doo-ahrt] /ˈvɪl hɛlm ˈeɪ duˌɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1804–91, German physicist (brother of Ernst Heinrich).
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weber

/ˈveɪbə/
noun
1.
the derived SI unit of magnetic flux; the flux that, when linking a circuit of one turn, produces in it an emf of 1 volt as it is reduced to zero at a uniform rate in one second. 1 weber is equivalent to 108 maxwells Wb
Word Origin
C20: named after W. E. Weber

Weber

/German ˈveːbər/
noun
1.
Baron Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von (karl maˈriːa ˈfriːdrɪç ɛrnst fɔn). 1786–1826, German composer and conductor. His three romantic operas are Der Freischütz (1821), Euryanthe (1823), and Oberon (1826)
2.
Ernst Heinrich (ɛrnst ˈhainrɪç). 1795–1878, German physiologist and anatomist. He introduced the psychological concept of the just noticeable difference between stimuli
3.
Max (maks). 1864–1920, German economist and sociologist, best known for The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904–05)
4.
Wilhelm Eduard (ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈeːduart). 1804–91, German physicist, who conducted research into electricity and magnetism
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weber web·er (wěb'ər, vā'bər)
n.
Abbr. Wb
A unit of magnetic flux in the International System of Units equal to the product of one tesla and one square meter.

Weber We·ber (vā'bər), Ernst Heinrich. 1795-1878.

German physiologist and psychologist who studied sensory response and is considered a founder of experimental psychology.

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weber
  (wěb'ər, vā'bər)   
The SI derived unit of magnetic flux. A magnetic flux of one weber, passing through a conducting loop and reduced to zero at a uniform rate in one second, induces an electric potential of one volt in the loop. One weber is equal to one volt per second, or 108 maxwells. The weber is named after German scientist Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804-1891).
Weber
  (vā'bər)   
German physiologist who is noted for his study of sensory response, particularly in the ear and the skin. He also demonstrated that the digestive juices are the specific products of glands.
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Encyclopedia Article for w e weber

weber

unit of magnetic flux in the International System of Units (SI), defined as the amount of flux that, linking an electrical circuit of one turn (one loop of wire), produces in it an electromotive force of one volt as the flux is reduced to zero at a uniform rate in one second. It was named in honour of the 19th-century German physicist Wilhelm Eduard Weber and equals 108 maxwells, the unit used in the centimetre-gram-second system

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