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# Coulomb

[koo-lom, -lohm, koo-lom, -lohm] /ˈku lɒm, -loʊm, kuˈlɒm, -ˈloʊm/

noun
1.
the standard unit of quanitity of electricity in the (SI), equal to the quantity of charge transferred in one second across a conductor in which there is a constant current of one ampere.
Abbreviation: C.
[koo-lom, -lohm, koo-lom, -lohm; French koo-lawn] /ˈku lɒm, -loʊm, kuˈlɒm, -ˈloʊm; French kuˈlɔ̃/
noun
1.
Charles Augustin de
[sharl oh-gy-stan duh] /ʃarl oʊ güˈstɛ̃ də/ (Show IPA), 1736–1806, French physicist and inventor.
/ˈkuːlɒm/
noun
1.
the derived SI unit of electric charge; the quantity of electricity transported in one second by a current of 1 ampere C
/ˈkuːlɒm; French kulɔ̃/
noun
1.
Charles Augustin de (ʃarl oɡystɛ̃ də). 1736–1806, French physicist: made many discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism
n.

1881, named for French chemist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736-1806), who devised a method of measuring electrical quantity. It is the quantity of electricity conveyed in 1 second by a current of 1 ampere. The name is a French form of Columbus.

coulomb cou·lomb (kōō’lŏm’, -lōm’)
n.
Abbr. C
The unit of electrical charge in the meter-kilogram-second system equal to the quantity of charge transferred in one second by a steady current of one ampere.
coulomb
(k’lŏm’, k’lōm’)
The SI derived unit used to measure electric charge. One coulomb is equal to the quantity of charge that passes through a cross-section of a conductor in one second, given a current of one ampere.
Coulomb, Charles Augustin de 1736-1806.
French physicist who was a pioneer in the study of magnetism and electricity. He is best known for the formulation of Coulomb’s law, which he developed as a result of his investigations of Joseph Priestley’s work on electrical repulsion. Coulomb also established a law governing the attraction and repulsion of magnetic poles. The coulomb unit of electric charge is named for him.

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• Coulomb field

noun 1. the electrostatic field around an electrically charged body or particle

• Coulometer

[koo-lom-i-ter, kuh-] /kuˈlɒm ɪ tər, kə-/ noun, Electricity. 1. . /kuːˈlɒmɪtə/ noun 1. an electrolytic cell for measuring the magnitude of an electric charge by determining the total amount of decomposition resulting from the passage of the charge through the cell Also called voltameter coulometer (k-lŏm’ĭ-tər, k’lə-mē’tər) A device for determining the amount of a […]

• Coulometry

[koo-lom-i-tree, kuh-] /kuˈlɒm ɪ tri, kə-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a method used in quantitative analysis, whereby the amount of a substance set free or deposited during electrolysis is determined by measuring the number of that passed through the electrolyte.

• Coulrophobia

[kool-ruh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌkul rəˈfoʊ bi ə/ noun 1. an abnormal fear of clowns. noun an extreme fear of clowns Word Origin Greek kolon or kolobathristes n. “morbid fear of clowns,” by 2001 (said in Web sites to date from 1990s or even 1980s), a popular term, not from psychology, possibly facetious, though the phenomenon is real […]

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