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far·ad

 (făr′əd, -ăd′)
n. Abbr. F
The unit of capacitance in the meter-kilogram-second system equal to the capacitance of a capacitor having an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a potential difference of 1 volt between the plates. See Table at measurement.

[After Michael Faraday.]
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farad

(ˈfærəd; -æd)
n
(General Physics) physics the derived SI unit of electric capacitance; the capacitance of a capacitor between the plates of which a potential of 1 volt is created by a charge of 1 coulomb. Symbol: F
[C19: named after Michael Faraday]
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far•ad

(ˈfær əd, -æd)

n.
the SI unit of capacitance, equal to that of a capacitor having a potential of 1 volt when charged with 1 coulomb of electricity. Symbol: F
[1860–65; after M. Faraday]
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far·ad

(făr′əd)
A unit used to measure electric capacitance. A capacitor in which a charge of one coulomb can produce a difference of one volt between its two storage plates has a capacitance of one farad.
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farad

A unit of capacitance. A conductor has a capacitance of one farad if a charge of one coulomb changes its potential by one volt.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farad - the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates
capacitance unit - a measure of the capacity of a circuit component to store charge
millifarad - a unit of capacitance equal to one thousandth of a farad
abfarad - a capacitance unit equal to one billion farads
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farad

[ˈfærəd] Nfaradio m
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Also called ultracapacitors, these energy storage systems are capable of kilofarad levels of capacitance in single cells, and possess sufficient energy to challenge batteries.
He chairs the KiloFarad International Education and Outreach working group devoted to promoting ultracapacitor technology.