What does OHM mean?

Definitions for OHM

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word OHM.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ohm(noun)

    a unit of electrical resistance equal to the resistance between two points on a conductor when a potential difference of one volt between them produces a current of one ampere

  2. Ohm, Georg Simon Ohm(noun)

    German physicist who formulated Ohm's law (1787-1854)


  1. ohm(Noun)

    In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical resistance; the electrical resistance of a device across which a potential difference of one volt causes a current of one ampere. Symbol: u03A9

    Etymology: Named after the German physicist Georg Ohm.


  1. Ohm

    The ohm is the SI derived unit of electrical resistance, named after German physicist Georg Simon Ohm. Although several empirically derived standard units for expressing electrical resistance were developed in connection with early telegraphy practice, the British Association for the Advancement of Science proposed a unit derived from existing units of mass, length and time and of a convenient size for practical work as early as 1861. The definition of the "ohm" unit was revised several times. Today the value of the ohm is expressed in terms of the quantum Hall effect.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ohm

    ōm, n. the unit by which electrical resistance is measured, being nearly equal to that caused by a thousand feet of copper wire one-tenth of an inch in diameter.—Ohm's law (see Law). [Georg Simon Ohm, a German electrician, 1787-1854.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ohm

    Is a defined unit of electrical current.

    An ohm is currently an International System of measurements unit used now, as our understanding of science and technology changes these measurements will too.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 27, 2015  

Suggested Resources

  1. OHM

    What does OHM stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the OHM acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

How to pronounce OHM?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say OHM in sign language?

  1. ohm


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of OHM in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of OHM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Images & Illustrations of OHM


Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for OHM

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for OHM »


Find a translation for the OHM definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these OHM definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"OHM." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 28 May 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/OHM>.

Are we missing a good definition for OHM? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for OHM:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.