faraday

noun

far·​a·​day ˈfer-ə-ˌdā How to pronounce faraday (audio)
-dē;
ˈfa-rə-
: the quantity of electricity transferred in electrolysis per equivalent weight of an element or ion equal to about 96,500 coulombs

Examples of faraday in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

Michael Faraday

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of faraday was in 1904

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Medical Definition

faraday

noun
far·​a·​day ˈfar-ə-ˌdā, -əd-ē How to pronounce faraday (audio)
: the quantity of electricity transferred in electrolysis per equivalent weight of an element or ion equal to about 96,500 coulombs
symbol f

Biographical Definition

Faraday

biographical name

Far·​a·​day ˈfer-ə-ˌdā How to pronounce Faraday (audio)
ˈfa-rə-,
-dē
Michael 1791–1867 English chemist and physicist

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