Pronunciation: (kOO'lom, -lōm, kOO-lom', -lōm'), [key]
the SI unit of quantity of electricity, equal to the quantity of charge transferred in one second across a conductor in which there is a constant current of one ampere. Abbr.: C
Pronunciation: (kOO'lom, -lōm, kOO-lom', -lōm'; Fr. kOO-lôn'), [key]
Charles Au•gus•tin de Pronunciation: (sharl ō-gy-stan' du), [key] 1736–1806, French physicist and inventor.
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