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adjective Electricity.
  1. of or relating to a discontinuous, asymmetric, alternating current from the secondary winding of an induction coil.
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Origin of faradic

From the French word faradique, dating back to 1875–80. See farad, -ic
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Historical Examples of faradic

  • With the galvanic this is less noticeable than with the faradic current.

    The Electric Bath

    George M. Schweig

  • I have used the faradic current because it was the most convenient.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever

    George Frederick Laidlaw

  • The best results are reported from the use of the faradic current.

  • All electrical action is now viewed from the Faradic position.

  • For this purpose electricity, in the form both of the constant and of the faradic current, has been beneficially employed.

British Dictionary definitions for faradic


faradaic (ˌfærəˈdeɪɪk)

  1. of or concerned with an intermittent asymmetric alternating current such as that induced in the secondary winding of an induction coil
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Word Origin for faradic

C19: from French faradique, from Michael Faraday
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