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

  • Siemens, Ernst Werner von 1816-1892. German engineer who made notable improvements to telegraphic and electrical apparatus. His brother Karl Wilhelm, later Sir Charles William Siemens (1823-1883), invented a regenerative steam engine and designed a steamship for laying long-distance cables.

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  • n. engineer who was a brother of Ernst Werner von Siemens and who moved to England (1823-1883)
  • n. a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm
  • n. German electrical engineer (1816-1892)


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