Meaning of COULOMB in English


ˈküˌläm, -ˌlōm,  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun

( -s )

Usage: sometimes capitalized

Etymology: after Charles A. de Coulomb died 1806 French physicist

1. : the practical mks unit of electric charge equal to the quantity of electricity transferred by a current of one ampere in one second and now taken as the standard in the United States

2. : a unit of electric charge equal to 0.999835 coulomb and formerly taken as the standard — called also international coulomb

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