Roentgen Definition

rĕntgən, -jən, rŭnt-
roentgen
noun
roentgen
A basic unit of exposure to X-rays, gamma rays, or other ionizing radiation, equal to the amount of radiation that will produce an electric charge of 0.000258 coulomb per kilogram of dry air.
Webster's New World
A unit of radiation exposure equal to the quantity of ionizing radiation that will produce one electrostatic unit of electricity in one cubic centimeter of dry air at 0°C and standard atmospheric pressure.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
rWilhelm Konrad RontgenrontgenWilhelm Konrad Roentgen
proper name
1845-1923; Ger. physicist: discoverer of X-rays.
Webster's New World

Origin of Roentgen

  • After Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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