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SIEMENS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Siemens mean? 

SIEMENS (noun)
  The noun SIEMENS has 3 senses:

1. a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm
2. engineer who was a brother of Ernst Werner von Siemens and who moved to England (1823-1883)
3. German electrical engineer (1816-1892)

  Familiarity information: SIEMENS used as a noun is uncommon.


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SIEMENS (noun)


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Meaning:

A unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

mho; reciprocal ohm; siemens; S

Hypernyms ("siemens" is a kind of...):

conductance unit (a measure of a material's ability to conduct an electrical charge)


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Meaning:

Engineer who was a brother of Ernst Werner von Siemens and who moved to England (1823-1883)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Karl Wilhelm Siemens; Sir Charles William Siemens; Siemens

Instance hypernyms:

applied scientist; engineer; technologist (a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems)


Sense 3Siemens [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

German electrical engineer (1816-1892)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Ernst Werner von Siemens; Siemens

Instance hypernyms:

electrical engineer (a person trained in practical applications of the theory of electricity)


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