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hen·ry (hĕnrē)
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n. pl. hen·ries or hen·rys Abbr. H
The SI unit of inductance, equal to the inductance of a conductor in which an electromotive force of one volt is induced when the current through the conductor increases at the rate of one ampere per second. See Table at measurement.

[After Joseph Henry.]

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Henry, O.
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See William Sydney Porter.

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Henry, Joseph 1797-1878.
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American physicist who performed extensive studies of electromagnetic phenomena.

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Henry, Patrick 1736-1799.
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American Revolutionary leader and orator. A member of the Virginia House of Burgesses (1765) and the Continental Congress (1774-1775), he spurred the creation of the Virginia militia with his words "Give me liberty, or give me death" (1775). He also served as governor of Virginia (1776-1779 and 1784-1786).

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Henry, Cape
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A promontory of southeast Virginia at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay east of Norfolk.

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