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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Far"ad
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.

Etymology: From Michael Faraday, the English electrician

Other Dictionary Sources
  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

Named after the English physicist Michael Faraday.

  1. 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 (pico) of capacitance.

farad was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, Galician, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, and Tatar

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Fun Facts about the name Farad

  • How Popular is the name Farad? Farad is the 68,059th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Farad have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14 babies born with the first name Farad in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Farad? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Farad first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Farad is Tuesday, March 9th, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Farad born? The highest recorded use of the first name Farad was in 1988 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Farad: Your name in reverse order is Daraf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dafra. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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