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Definition of "ohmic" [ohmic]

  • Of or relating to, or measured in, ohms. (adjective)
  • That obeys Ohm's law (adjective)

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Use "ohmic" in a sentence
  • "This is called ohmic (or resistive) heating; it is the same kind of heating that occurs in an electric light bulb or in an electric heater."
  • "The reason for this starts with surface inhomogeneities that lead to nucleation of the deposition process in one spot, after which ohmic and transport effects lead to further amplification of this inhomogeneity."
  • "But as the temperature of heated plasma rises, the resistance decreases and the ohmic heating becomes less effective."