[ mahy-kruh-far-uh d, -ad ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌfær əd, -æd /

noun Electricity.

a unit of capacitance, equal to one millionth of a farad. Abbreviation: mf., mfd. Symbol: μF, μf


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Origin of microfarad

First recorded in 1870–75; micro- + farad
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British Dictionary definitions for microfarad

/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfærəd) /


one millionth of a farad; 10 –6 faradSymbol: μ F
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Scientific definitions for microfarad

[ mīkrō-făr′əd, -ăd ]

A unit of capacitance equal to one millionth (10-6) of a farad. The microfarad is used for most electronic applications. Its symbol is μF.
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