faraday

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

Definition of faraday

: 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

Recent Examples on the Web Producing the Daily Obsession requires us to sift through facts and statistics about everything from bananas to faraday cages, to tease out a deeper story. Annaliese Griffin, Quartz, 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of faraday

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for faraday

Michael Faraday

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“Faraday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faraday. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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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

Faraday biographical name

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

Definition of Faraday

Michael 1791–1867 English chemist and physicist

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