Definition of


  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

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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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