faraday

noun
far·​a·​day | \ ˈfer-ə-ˌdā How to pronounce faraday (audio) , -dē; ˈfa-rə- \

Definition of faraday

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the quantity of electricity transferred in electrolysis per equivalent weight of an element or ion equal to about 96,500 coulombs

Faraday

biographical name
Far·​a·​day | \ ˈfer-ə-ˌdā How to pronounce Faraday (audio) , ˈfa-rə-, -dē \

Definition of Faraday (Entry 2 of 2)

Michael 1791–1867 English chemist and physicist

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First Known Use of faraday

Noun

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for faraday

Noun

Michael Faraday

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“Faraday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faraday. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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faraday

noun
far·​a·​day | \ ˈfar-ə-ˌdā, -əd-ē How to pronounce faraday (audio) \

Medical Definition of faraday

: the quantity of electricity transferred in electrolysis per equivalent weight of an element or ion equal to about 96,500 coulombs symbol f

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