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begohm (plural begohms)

  1. (dated, nonstandard) A billion ohms.
    • 1894, The Electrical Journal (volume 32, page 667)
      A begohm is about the insulation of 1 mile of well-insulated conductor.
    • 1900, Journal of the Franklin Institute (volume 149, page 461)
      If the volt, ampere and ohm were taken as the absolute units, the practical units would be the ampere, begohm and begavolt, names just as convenient as ampere, coulomb and farad.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Proposed, but never seriously adopted, as a unit of measure.