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joule


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joule  \Joule\  (j[=oo]l),  n.  [From  the  distinguished  English 
  physicist,  James  P.  Joule.]  (Physics.) 
  A  unit  of  work  which  is  equal  to  10^{7}  units  of  work  in  the 
  C.  G.  S.  system  of  units  (ergs),  and  is  practically 
  equivalent  to  the  energy  expended  in  one  second  by  an 
  electric  current  of  one  ampere  in  a  resistance  of  one  ohm. 
  One  joule  is  approximately  equal  to  0.738  foot  pounds. 
 
  {Joule's  equivalent}.  See  under  {Equivalent},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joule 
  n  :  a  unit  of  electrical  energy  equal  to  the  work  done  when  a 
  current  of  one  ampere  passes  through  a  resistance  of  one 
  ohm  for  one  second  [syn:  {J},  {watt  second}] 




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