Definition of

Tesla

  1. (noun, person) United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
  2. (noun, quantity) a unit of magnetic flux density equal to one weber per square meter

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Tesla

nikola tesla

Alternate forms of Tesla

Hypernyms: flux density unit

Origin of the word Tesla

  1. 1960, "unit of magnetic flux density," from Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), Croatian-born U.S. engineer. Tesla coil is attested from 1896. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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