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Definition of the noun farad

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noun - plural: farads

  1. 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
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of farad: F
    • more generic term: capacitance unit = a measure of the capacity of a circuit component to store charge
    • part of: abfarad = a capacitance unit equal to one billion farads
    • part: millifarad = a unit of capacitance equal to one thousandth of a farad


Farad a.k.a. Farád is a village in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary.


"Farad" is a musical album of Bruce Haack.

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Phrases with Farad

  1. Nano-Farad
  2. Pico-Farad
  3. Micro-Farad
  4. Milli-Farad

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Google previewThe Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series: Module 21 Test Methods and Practices (2016)

by United States. Navy

The farad is the basic measurement of capacitance. It is dependent upon the area of the plates, the distance between the plates, and the type of dielectric used . Electrically, the farad is a measure of 1 coulomb of potential charged by 1 volt.

Google previewElectricity, Electronics, and Control Systems for HVAC (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The farad is the SI unit ...

Google previewPrinciples of Electronic Communication Systems (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Farad: The farad is the SI unit of capacitance. A farad ...

Google previewAutomotive Technology, A Systems Approach (2016)

Engineering, Engineering by CTI Reviews

A farad is the charge in coulombs which a capacitor will accept for the potential across it to change 1 volt. A coulomb is 1 ampere second.

For electronics, one farad is a fairly large amount of capacitance. The most commonly used SI prefixes ...

Google previewAnalysis and Design of Linear Circuits (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Farad: The farad is the SI unit of capacitance.

Google previewUnderstanding AC Circuits (1999)

by Dale R. Patrick, Stephen W. Fardo

Because a farad is a very large unit, measurements in microfarads (uF) and picofarads (pF) are ordinarily assigned to capacitors. If a dc is applied to a capacitor, the capacitor charges to the value of that dc voltage. After the capacitor is fully ...

Google previewCellular Physiology and Neurophysiology (2011)

Mosby Physiology Monograph Series by Mordecai P. Blaustein, Joseph P. Y. Kao, Donald R. Matteson

A farad is a very large quantity; all biological membranes have capacitances of approximately 1 3 10–6F (1 mF)/cm2 of membrane surface area (Box 6-1). PASSIVE MEMBRANE PROPERTIES PRODUCE LINEAR CURRENTVOLTAGE ...

Google previewStructured Oral Examination Practice for the Final FRCA (2011)

by Rakesh Tandon

The farad is the capacitance of an object when its electric potential increases by 1 V when one coulomb of charge is added to it. Inductance: electrical current is induced in a wire by movement of the wire relative to a magnetic field (Fleming's ...

Google previewIntroduction to Electrodynamics (2017)

by David J. Griffiths

In SI units, C is measured in farads (F); a farad is a coulomb-per-volt. Actually, this turns out to be inconveniently large; ...

Google previewAdventures in Raspberry Pi (2015)

by Carrie Anne Philbin

A farad is a very large quantity, so most of the capacitors you see will be measured in microfarads. circuit diagram A diagram showing which electronic components, represented by symbols, are connected to complete a circuit and in what ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units (2002)

by Donald Fenna

History Sometimes distinguished as the Latimer—Clark farad, such a unit had been in use in the UK since 1867 at the size of the current uF, being about the capacitance of 2 000 ft of submarine cable of the day. International agreement came ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

farad. Symbol F. The SI unit of capacitance, being the capacitance of a capacitor that, if charged with one coulomb, has a potential difference of one volt between its plates. 1 F = 1 C V–1. The farad is too large for most applications; the practical ...

Google previewDictionary Of Chemistry (1998)

by N. Pradeep Sharma

farad f-block elements deposited all round the earth in the approximate latitude of the explosion within about one week. Stratospheric fall-out may fall anywhere on earth over a period of years. The most dangerous radioactive isotopes in ...

Google previewCRC Concise Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology (2016)

by Boris Ildusovich Kharisov, Oxana Vasilievna Kharissova, Ubaldo Ortiz-Mendez

Co (Farad) vs. f. (e) M" vs. f. (f) C" (Farad) vs. Co (Farad), (g) o' ( Q') vs f.

Google previewThe Audio Dictionary (2011)

Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn D. White, Gary J. Louie

Capacitance Capacitance is the quantitative measure of the electrical effect of a capacitor, and its unit is the farad (in honor of Michael Faraday, the brilliant English investigator who studied electrostatic effects), abbreviated F. Capacitors are ...

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