farad

noun

far·​ad ˈfer-ˌad How to pronounce farad (audio)
-əd;
ˈfa-ˌrad,
-ˌrəd
: the unit of capacitance equal to the capacitance of a capacitor between whose plates there appears a potential of one volt when it is charged by one coulomb of electricity

Word History

Etymology

Michael Faraday

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of farad was in 1873

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“Farad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farad. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

farad

noun
: the unit of capacitance equal to the capacitance of a capacitor between whose plates there appears a potential of one volt when it is charged by one coulomb of electricity
abbreviation f

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