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]
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