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

  • n. The International System unit of magnetic flux, equal to the flux that produces in a circuit of one turn an electromotive force of one volt, when the flux is uniformly reduced to zero within one second. See Table at measurement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of magnetic flux; the flux linking a circuit of one turn that produces an electromotive force of one volt when reduced uniformly to zero in one second. Symbol: Wb

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The standard unit of electrical quantity, and also of current. See coulomb, and amp�re.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name proposed by Latimer Clarke for the unit of electrical quantity which has since been named coulomb; it was also for some time used for the practical unit of electrical current which is now called ampere.

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

  • n. German physiologist who studied sensory responses to stimuli and is considered the father of psychophysics (1795-1878)
  • n. a unit of magnetic flux equal to 100,000,000 maxwells
  • n. German physicist and brother of E. H. Weber; noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1804-1891)
  • n. German conductor and composer of romantic operas (1786-1826)
  • n. United States abstract painter (born in Russia) (1881-1961)
  • n. German sociologist and pioneer of the analytic method in sociology (1864-1920)


After Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804-1891), German physicist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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  • Thanks, b.

    The practical unit of magnetic flux: the amount which, when linked at a uniform rate with a single-turn electric circuit during an interval of 1 second, will induce in this circuit an electromotive force of 1 volt. Wb = V s = m2 kg/s2 A.

    September 4, 2008

  • rt, one for your Measures list.

    September 3, 2008