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 for farad
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Farad \Far"ad\, n. [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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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 [syn: farad, F]

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