farad

[ far-uh d, -ad ]
/ ˈfær əd, -æd /

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. Symbol: F

Origin of farad

First recorded in 1860–65; named after M. Faraday
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British Dictionary definitions for farad

farad

/ (ˈfærəd, -æd) /

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 coulombSymbol: F

Word Origin for farad

C19: named after Michael Faraday
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Medicine definitions for farad

farad

[ fărəd, -ăd′ ]

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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Science definitions for farad

farad

[ fărəd ]

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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