from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a unit of charge equal to that acquired by the accumulation of one ampere for one second.
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- n. a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second
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From the definition equation of the current intensity, the basic unit for the quantity of electricity is derived; it is the ampere-second (A. s) = coulomb (C).
That's three-millionths of a millionth of a ampere-second at one volt.