I. 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 coulombic Date: 1930 of, relating to, or being the electrostatic force of attraction or repulsion between charged particles

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  • coulomb — [ kulɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1881; de Coulomb, n. pr. ♦ Phys. Unité de mesure de quantité d électricité et de charge électrique égale à la quantité d électricité transportée en une seconde par un courant de un ampère (symb. C). Coulomb par kilogramme :… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • coulomb — COULÓMB, coulombi, s.m. Unitate de măsură pentru sarcina electrică, egală cu cantitatea de electricitate care traversează într o secundă secţiunea unui conductor străbătut de un curent electric constant de 1 amper. [pr.: culómb] – Din fr. coulomb …   Dicționar Român

  • Coulomb —    , COULOMB S LAW    Charles Augustin de Coulomb (1736 1806), born into a French noble family, had available all the advantages for a good education. He attended the engineering school at Mezieres, the first school of its kind, where he showed a …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Coulomb — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coulomb — 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • coulomb — (De Ch. de Coulomb, 1736 1806, físico francés). m. Fís. culombio …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • coulomb — ► NOUN Physics ▪ the unit of electric charge in the SI system, equal to the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by a current of one ampere. ORIGIN named after the French military engineer Charles Augustin de Coulomb (1736 1806) …   English terms dictionary

  • coulomb — [ko͞o′läm΄, ko͞o′lōm΄] n. [after C. A. de Coulomb (1736 1806), Fr physicist] the basic unit of electric charge in the SI and MKS systems, equal to the charge of 6.281 × 1018 electrons; the charge carried by a current of one ampere in one second… …   English World dictionary

  • Coulomb — (spr. Kulong), Charles Augustin de C., geb. 1736 in Angouleme; war Offizier des königlichen Geniecorps u. ging nach Martinique; nach seiner Rückkehr nach Europa um 1776 in Rochefort angestellt, wurde er, da er gegen das Project der Minister war,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Coulomb — Coulomb, s. , absolutes …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Coulomb — (spr. kulóng), Benennung (nach dem Ingenieur C.) der Elektrizitätsmenge, die der Strom von 1 Ampère in der Sekunde durch den Querschnitt fördert. (S. auch Elektrische Einheiten.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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