faraday

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noun far·a·day \ ˈfer-ə-ˌdā , -dē ; ˈfa-rə- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of faraday

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

Origin and Etymology of faraday

Michael Faraday


Faraday

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biographical name Far·a·day \ ˈfer-ə-ˌdā , ˈfa-rə- , -dē \

Definition of Faraday

Michael 1791–1867 English chemist and physicist

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faraday

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noun far·a·day \ ˈfar-ə-ˌdā, -əd-ē \

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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