ohm

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]:

noun

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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