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 (fə-răd′ĭk) also far·a·da·ic (făr′ə-dā′ĭk)
Of, relating to, or using an intermittent asymmetric alternating electric current produced by an induction coil.

[After Michael Faraday.]


(fəˈrædɪk) or


(General Physics) of or concerned with an intermittent asymmetric alternating current such as that induced in the secondary winding of an induction coil
[C19: from French faradique, from Michael Faraday]


(fəˈræd ɪk)

of or pertaining to a discontinuous, asymmetric, alternating electric current from the secondary winding of an induction coil.
[1875–80; < French faradique. See farad, -ic]
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