Adjective "ohm" definition and examples

(Ohm may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əʊm/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The SI unit of electrical resistance, transmitting a current of one ampere when subjected to a potential difference of one volt.
  1. 'The correct way to split T3 cables is to use what's called a power splitter, which contains a transformer to balance the impedance properly at 75 ohms on all connections.'
  2. 'If you use a resistor less than 100 ohms you'll know it because it will get hot.'

More definitions

1. the standard unit of electrical resistance in the International System of Units (SI), formally defined to be the electrical resistance between two points of a conductor when a constant potential difference applied between these points produces in this conductor a current of one ampere. The resistance in ohms is numerically equal to the magnitude of the potential difference. Symbol:Ω.

More examples(as adjective)

"impedances can be ohm."

"designs can be ohm."

Origin

Mid 19th century: named after G. S. Ohm (see Ohm, Georg Simon).