henry

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Henry \Hen"ry\, noun; pl. {Henrys}. [From Joseph Henry, an American physicist.] The unit of electric induction; the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one amp['e]re a second.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

henry

noun

1: a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second [syn: {henry}, {H}]

2: English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836) [syn: {Henry}, {William Henry}]

3: a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799) [syn: {Henry}, {Patrick Henry}]

4: United States physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878) [syn: {Henry}, {Joseph Henry}]


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