: a cgs electromagnetic unit of capacitance equal to one billion farads that measures the capacitance of a condenser that when charged to a potential difference of one abvolt has a charge of one abcoulomb

Word History


ab- entry 2 + farad

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abfarad was in 1903

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“Abfarad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abfarad. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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