1. [ noun ] (physics,thermodynamics) English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)
Synonyms: james_prescott_joule
Related terms: physicist
2. [ noun ] (physics) a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
Synonyms: watt_second J
Related terms: work_unit erg
Similar spelling:   Jolie