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farad

[ far-uhd, -ad ]
/ ˈfær əd, -æd /
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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
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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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Scientific 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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