farad

noun
far·ad | \ ˈfer-ˌad , -əd ; ˈfa-ˌrad , -ˌrəd \

Definition of farad 

: 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

First Known Use of farad

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for farad

Michael Faraday

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farad

noun
far·ad | \ ˈfa(ə)r-ˌad, ˈfar-əd \

Medical Definition of farad 

: 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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