American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The meter-kilogram-second unit of electrical charge equal to the quantity of charge transferred in one second by a steady current of one ampere. See Table at measurement.
- adj. Of or relating to the Coulomb force.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The unit of quantity in measurements of current electricity; the quantity furnished by a current of one ampere in one second. See ampere.
- n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electric charge; the amount of electric charge carried by a current of 1 ampere flowing for 1 second. Symbol: C
- n. Jewelry: pendant. From the homophone for Coulomb in Russian, кулон.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physics) The standard unit of quantity in electrical measurements. It is the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by the current produced by an electro-motive force of one volt acting in a circuit having a resistance of one ohm, or the quantity transferred by one ampère in one second. Formerly called
- n. French physicist famous for his discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism; formulated Coulomb's Law (1736-1806)
- n. a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second
- Borrowing from French coulomb. Named after the French physicist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb. (Wiktionary)
- After Charles Augustin de Coulomb. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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