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Meaning of HENRY

Pronunciation:  'henree, 'henree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  American physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878)
  2. [n]  American Revolutionary leader and famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)
  3. [n]  English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
  4. [n]  a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second

HENRY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: H, Joseph Henry, Patrick Henry, William Henry
 See Also: abhenry, American Revolutionary leader, chemist, inductance unit, millihenry, orator, physicist, public speaker, rhetorician, speechifier, speechmaker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hen"ry\, n.; pl. {Henrys}. [From Joseph Henry, an
American physicist.]
The unit of electric induction; the induction in a circuit
when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one
volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one
amp[`e]re a second.

Computing Dictionary

(H) The si unit of inductance: one henry is the inductance of a closed loop in which the induced voltage is one volt if the current flowing through it changes by one ampere each second, i.e., 1 H = 1 Vs/A. Named after the American physicist Joseph Henry (1797-1878).