From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Farad \Far"ad\, noun [From Michael Faraday, the English electrician.] (Elec.) The standard unit of electrical capacity; the capacity of a condenser whose charge, having an electro-motive force of one volt, is equal to the amount of electricity which, with the same electromotive force, passes through one ohm in one second; the capacity, which, charged with one coulomb, gives an electro-motive force of one volt.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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