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

  • n. A unit of electrical conductance in the International System, equal to one ampere per volt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical conductance; the electric conductance in a body that has a resistance of one ohm. Symbol: S


After Ernst Werner von Siemens.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after the German inventor Werner von Siemens. (Wiktionary)


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