• Coulomb


    Borrowing from fr coulomb. Named after the French physicist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb.

    Full definition of coulomb



    (plural coulombs)
    1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electric charge; the amount of electric charge carried by a current of 1 ampere flowing for 1 second. Symbol: CHe is charged up with enough coulombs to make his hair stand on end.
    2. Jewelry: pendant. From the homophone for Coulomb in Russian, кулон.

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