Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The electric charge transferred past a specified circuit point by a current of one ampere in one hour.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a unit of electric charge, equal to the charge transferred by a current of one ampere in one hour through a specified point in a circuit, equal to 3600 coulombs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In electricity, a unit of quantity, the electricity transferred by a current of one ampere in one hour. It is equal to 3,600 coulombs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a unit of charge equal to 3600 coulombs

Etymologies

established 1880-85, from ampere + hour. (Wiktionary)

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  • A unit of measurement, for the Wordie/Wordnik listers of such.

    March 10, 2011