Meaning of “coulomb” in the English Dictionary


"coulomb" in English

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coulombnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkuː.lɒm/ us /ˈkuː.lɑːm/ specialized

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  • Another conception of this quantity may be had by remembering that a coulomb is such a quantity of current as will result from one ampere flowing one second. 
  • The apparatus traces a curve whose ordinates give the number of coulombs sought. 
  • The question is to know at every moment the quantity of coulombs produced by the pile. 

(Definition of “coulomb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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coulombnoun [ C ]

/ˈkuˌlɑm, -ˌloʊm/ abbreviation C

chemistry, physics a unit of measurement for electric charge, representing the charge carried by one ampere (= unit of electric current) in one second

(Definition of “coulomb” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)