The former unit of electrical conductance, reciprocal of the ohm.
The SI derived unit of electrical conductance, equal to one ampere per volt. It is equivalent to the reciprocal of the ohm unit.
The measure of conductance, which is the reciprocal of resistance (R), as measured in ohms ( ). Conductance is measured in mhos, which is ohms spelled backwards. (Isn't that clever? Physicists call it whimsical.)
Origin of mho
- Backward spelling of ohm
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- ohm spelled backwards