American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A unit of electrical resistance equal to that of a conductor in which a current of one ampere is produced by a potential of one volt across its terminals. See Table at measurement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity, the unit of resistance (see resistance). The theoretical or absolute ohm is equal to 10 centimeter-gram-second units of resistance (see
unit). The practical ohm, until recently in use, was a resistance equal to that of a certain standard coil of wire (German silver) constructed under the direction of a Committee of the British Association in 1863, and hence often called the B. A. unit of resistance; it is a little less (0.987) than the true ohm. The legal or congress ohm, adopted by the Electrical Congress in 1884, is defined as the resistance at 0° C. of a column of pure mercury which is one square millimeter in cross-section and 106 centimeters in length; it is a very little less than the theoretical ohm. The Siemens unit is somewhat less than the ohm, being the resistance of a similar column just one meter in length. The resistance of a copper wire 1,000 feet long and one tenth of an inch in diameter is very nearly one ohm; a mile of ordinary iron telegraph-wire has a resistance of nearly 13 ohms.
- n. An abbreviation of On His (or Her) Majesty's Service.
- n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical resistance; the electrical resistance of a device across which a potential difference of one volt causes a current of one ampere. Symbol: Ω
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Elec.) The standard unit in the measure of electrical resistance, being the resistance of a circuit in which a potential difference of one volt produces a current of one ampére. As defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893, and by United States Statute, it is a resistance substantially equal to 109 units of resistance of the C. G. S. system of electro-magnetic units, and is represented by the resistance offered to an unvarying electric current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice 14.4521 grams in mass, of a constant cross-sectional area, and of the length of 106.3 centimeters. As thus defined it is called the international ohm.
- n. a unit of electrical resistance equal to the resistance between two points on a conductor when a potential difference of one volt between them produces a current of one ampere
- n. German physicist who formulated Ohm's law (1787-1854)
- After Bavarian physicist Georg Ohm. (Wiktionary)
- After Georg Simon Ohm. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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