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ohm

ohm ōm [for G. S. Ohm ], symbol Ω , unit of electrical resistance , defined as the resistance in a circuit in which a potential difference of one volt creates a current of one ampere hence, 1 ohm equals 1 volt/ampere. The megohm (1,000,000 ohms) and the milliohm (.001 ohm) are units derived from the ohm.

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