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coulomb

Pronunciation: ku-lom'

Definition: The unit of electrical charge, equal to 3 × 109 electrostatic units; the quantity of electricity delivered by a current of 1 A in 1 s equal to 1/96,485 faraday.

[CA de Coulomb, Fr. physicist, 1736–1806]

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