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Meaning of COULOMB

Pronunciation:  'koolâm, 'koolâm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  French physicist famous for his discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism; formulated Coulomb's Law (1736-1806)
  2. [n]  a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second

COULOMB is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: ampere-second, C, Charles Augustin de Coulomb
 See Also: abcoulomb, ampere-minute, charge unit, physicist, quantity unit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cou`lomb"\ (k??`l?n"), n. [From Coulomb, a French
physicist and electrican.] (Physics)
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 amp[`e]re in one second. Formerly
called {weber}.