EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Electricity the standard unit of capacitance in the International System of Units(SI), formally defined to be the capacitance of a capacitor between the plates of which there appears a potential difference of one volt when it is charged by a quantity of electricity equal to one coulomb. : F Symbol Origin of farad
First recorded in
named after M.
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Examples from the Web for farad Historical Examples of farad Farad, the unit of electrical energy, so called from Faraday.
farad being inconveniently large for practical use, one-millionth of a farad, called a micro farad, is generally adopted.
The capacity of a condenser which would contain a charge of one coulomb under one volt pressure is the
farad is far too large for practical purposes a millionth of a farad, or micro farad, whose symbol is mfd., is used.
As this unit is inconveniently large, for practical applications the unit micro
farad—millionth of a farad—is employed. British Dictionary definitions for farad noun physics the derived SI unit of electric capacitance; the capacitance of a capacitor between the plates of which a potential of 1 volt is created by a charge of 1 coulomb Symbol: F Word Origin for farad
C19: named after Michael
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Word Origin and History for farad n.
unit of electric capacity, suggested 1861, first used 1868, named for English physicist Michael
Faraday (1791-1867). Related: Faradic.
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n. The unit of capacitance in the meter-kilogram-second system equal to the capacitance of a capacitor having a charge of 1 coulomb when a potential difference of 1 volt is applied.
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The SI derived unit used to measure electric capacitance. A capacitor in which a stored charge of one coulomb provides an electric potential difference of one volt across its plates has a capacitance of one farad.
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