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- noun The basic unit of electric charge, equal to the quantity of charge transferred in one second by a steady current of one ampere, and equivalent to 6.2415 × 1018 elementary charges, where one elementary charge is the charge of a proton or the negative of the charge of an electron. A coulomb's value in the International System differs very slightly from that in the meter-kilogram-second-ampere system of units.
- adjective Of or relating to the Coulomb force.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The unit of quantity in measurements of current electricity; the quantity furnished by a current of one ampere in one second. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Physics) The standard unit of quantity in electrical measurements. It is the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by the current produced by an electro-motive force of one volt acting in a circuit having a resistance of one ohm, or the quantity transferred by one ampère in one second. Formerly called
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- noun In the
International System of Units, the derived unitof electric charge; the amount of electric charge carried by a currentof 1 ampereflowing for 1 second. Symbol: C
- noun Jewelry:
pendant. From the homophone for Coulomb in Russian, кулон.
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- noun French physicist famous for his discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism; formulated Coulomb's Law (1736-1806)
- noun 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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Instead of focusing on real experimental facts (generation of excess heat) discussion quickly shifted to theoretical considerations, such as coulomb barrier, expectations based on wrong models, etc.
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