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Definition of "microfarad" [mi•cro•far•ad]

  • A unit of capacitance equal to one millionth (10-6) of a farad. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "microfarad" in a sentence
  • "The power amp section contains a large, very heavy, power transformer and uses 15,000 microfarad capacitors which give the SX-880 about 2db of dynamic headroom."
  • "The original determination of the microfarad, brought out under the auspices of the British Association Committee on Electrical"
  • "For interference suppressing (elimination of radio interference), suppressor capacitors of 0.022 microfarad/250 C are connected in parallel per lamp at the lamp feeding point (illuminator entrance)."