jamie joule

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joule (jōōl, joul)
n.
Abbr. J

  1. The International System unit of electrical, mechanical, and thermal energy.

  2. A unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of 1 ampere is passed through a resistance of 1 ohm for 1 second.

  3. A unit of energy equal to the work done when a force of 1 newton acts through a distance of 1 meter.

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