Definition of Coulomb

1. Noun. A unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second.

Exact synonyms: Ampere-second, C
Generic synonyms: Charge Unit, Quantity Unit
Group relationships: Abcoulomb, Ampere-minute



2. Noun. French physicist famous for his discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism; formulated Coulomb's Law (1736-1806).
Exact synonyms: Charles Augustin De Coulomb
Generic synonyms: Physicist

Definition of Coulomb

1. n. 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 weber.

Definition of Coulomb

1. Noun. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electric charge; the amount of electric charge carried by a current of 1 ampere flowing for 1 second. Symbol: C ¹

2. Noun. Jewelry: pendant. From the homophone for Coulomb in Russian, ?????. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coulomb

1. an electrical measure [n -S]

Medical Definition of Coulomb

1. Standard unit of electric charge representing one mole of electrons. A single electron or proton has a charge of (+/-) 1.60217733E-19 coulombs, with an uncertainty of.30 ppm. Hence there are 6.2414E+18 electrons in a coulomb of electrons. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coulomb

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Literary usage of Coulomb

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1. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1888)
"coulomb.s the ball b from the suspension wire, is a hole through Balance", ... In coulomb.s instrument the wire was about 70 cm. in length and -035 mm. in ..."

2. Fundamental Principles of Electric and Magnetic Circuits by Fred Alan Fish (1920)
"The coulomb.—The coulomb has been mentioned as the ... Unit quantity of electricity, or the coulomb, is that quantity which flows past a given point in one ..."

3. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"coulomb.—One electrostatic unit of quantity is that quantity which, when placed at a ... The practical unit of quantity is the coulomb; one coulomb is ..."

4. Laboratory Physics: A Students Manual for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Dayton Clarence Miller (1903)
"Standard International coulomb and Farad; Standard Condensers. — The coulomb is that quantity of electricity which is transferred by one ampere (Art. 244) ..."

5. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture Course for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1896)
"coulomb—150. Ballistic Galvanometer —157. Correction for Damping—158. ... A " coulomb " is the unit of electric quantity, and it is defined as the quantity ..."

6. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture-course, for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1891)
"coulomb—156. Ballistic Galvanometer —157. Correction for Damping—158. ... A " coulomb " is the unit of electric quantity, and it is defined as the quantity ..."

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