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 for coulomb
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coulomb \Cou`lomb"\ (k??`l?n"), n. [From Coulomb, a French
     physicist and electrican.] (Physics)
     The standard unit of quantity in electrical measurements. It
     is the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by the
     current produced by an electro-motive force of one volt
     acting in a circuit having a resistance of one ohm, or the
     quantity transferred by one amp[`e]re in one second. Formerly
     called weber.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge
           transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second [syn:
           coulomb, C, ampere-second]
      2: French physicist famous for his discoveries in the field of
         electricity and magnetism; formulated Coulomb's Law
         (1736-1806) [syn: Coulomb, Charles Augustin de Coulomb]

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