Joule - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒuːl|  American pronunciation of the word joule
Brit.  |dʒuːl|  British pronunciation of the word joule

noun

- 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)
- English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)

Examples

The metric unit of energy is the “joule.”

Word forms

noun
singular: joule
plural: joules
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