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

Ohm \Ohm\ ([=o]m), noun [So called from the German electrician, G. S. Ohm.] (Elec.) The standard unit in the measure of electrical resistance, being the resistance of a circuit in which a potential difference of one volt produces a current of one amp['e]re. As defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893, and by United States Statute, it is a resistance substantially equal to 10^{9} units of resistance of the C. G. S. system of electro-magnetic units, and is represented by the resistance offered to an unvarying electric current by a column of mercury at the temperature of melting ice 14.4521 grams in mass, of a constant cross-sectional area, and of the length of 106.3 centimeters. As thus defined it is called the {international ohm}.

{Ohm's law} (Elec.), the statement of the fact that the strength or intensity of an electrical current is directly proportional to the electro-motive force, and inversely proportional to the resistance of the circuit.

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



1: a unit of electrical resistance equal to the resistance between two points on a conductor when a potential difference of one volt between them produces a current of one ampere

2: German physicist who formulated Ohm's law (1787-1854) [syn: {Ohm}, {Georg Simon Ohm}]

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