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Meaning of siemens

sie•mens

Pronunciation: (sē'munz), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. the SI unit of electrical conductance, equal to the reciprocal of the ohm and replacing the equivalent MKS unitAbbr.: S

Sie•mens

Pronunciation: (sē'munz Ger. zē'muns), [key]
— n.
  1. 1816–92, German inventor and electrical engineer.
  2. his brother,(Karl Wilhelm Siemens), 1823–83, English inventor, born in Germany.
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