Definition of


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

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Alternate forms of Coulomb

Hypernyms: charge unit, quantity unit

Origin of the word Coulomb

  1. 1881, named for Charles 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. more

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