Meaning of COULOMB in English


I. ˈkü-ˌläm, -ˌlōm noun

Etymology: Charles A. de Coulomb

Date: 1881

: the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electric charge equal to the quantity of electricity transferred by a current of one ampere in one second

II. adjective

or cou·lom·bic kü-ˈläm-bik, -ˈlōm-, -ˈlä-mik, -ˈlō-

Date: 1930

: of, relating to, or being the electrostatic force of attraction or repulsion between charged particles

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