Definition of faraday in English:

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faraday

Pronunciation: /ˈferəˌdā/
(abbreviation F)

noun

Chemistry
A unit of electric charge equal to Faraday’s constant.
Example sentences
  • One faraday of electricity is equal to one mole of electrons, which is equal to 96,487 coulombs of electricity.
  • Although the faraday, the measure of an electrical charge named after him (one faraday is equal to the charge of 6.02 × 1023), has been superseded by the SI unit coulomb, Faraday's name continues to live through the farad.
  • A mole of electrons, that is, 6.02 x 10 of them, is called a faraday.

Origin

Early 20th century: coined in German from the name of Faraday, Michael.

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Syllabification: far·a·day

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