Farad meaning

fărəd, -ăd
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.
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The basic unit of electric capacitance in the SI and MKS systems, equal to the capacitance of a capacitor that stores a charge of one coulomb when one volt is applied.
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The SI derived unit used to measure electric capacitance. A capacitor in which a stored charge of one coulomb provides an electric potential difference of one volt across its plates has a capacitance of one farad.
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A standard unit of measurement for capacitors (capacitance). Named after the English physicist Michael Faraday, one Farad (F) is equal to an increase of one volt when a charge of one coulomb is applied. In microelectronics, measurements are typically in microFarads (mF) or picoFarads (pF). See capacitance, coulomb and Faraday cage.
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In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical capacitance; the capacitance of a capacitor in which one coulomb of charge causes a potential difference of one volt across the capacitor. Symbol: F.

The input has 5 pF (picofarads) of capacitance.

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Origin of farad

  • After Michael Faraday

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after the English physicist Michael Faraday.

    From Wiktionary