O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ohm]
    • /oʊm/
    • /ohmic/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohm]
    • /oʊm/

Definitions of ohmic word

  • noun ohmic the standard unit of electrical resistance in the International System of Units (SI), formally defined to be the electrical resistance between two points of a conductor when a constant potential difference applied between these points produces in this conductor a current of one ampere. The resistance in ohms is numerically equal to the magnitude of the potential difference. Symbol: Ω. 1
  • noun ohmic Of or relating to, or measured in, ohms. 1
  • adjective ohmic of or relating to a circuit element, the electrical resistance of which obeys Ohm's law 0

Information block about the term

Origin of ohmic

First appearance:

before 1861
One of the 29% newest English words
First recorded in 1861; named after G. S. Ohm

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Ohmic


ohmic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ohmic usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Top questions with ohmic

  • what is an ohmic resistor?
  • why is a light bulb non ohmic?
  • what is an ohmic device?
  • what is ohmic?
  • why are light bulbs non ohmic?
  • what is ohmic heating?
  • what is an ohmic conductor?
  • what is ohmic contact?
  • what is ohmic conductor?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?