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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quantity of electricity that is capable of depositing or liberating 1 gram equivalent weight of a substance in electrolysis, approximately 9.6494 × 104 coulombs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quantity of electricity required to deposit or liberate 1 gram equivalent weight of a substance during electrolysis; approximately - 96,487 coulombs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the quantity of electric charge that, passed though an ionic solution, will cause electrolysis of one equivalent of ions; it is equal to about 96,490 coulombs. The number of univalent metal ions (such as silver in a silver nitrate solution) which would be deposited as free metal by such a current is Avogadro's number, 6.023 x 1023.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the English physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction (1791-1867)

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After Michael Faraday.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Michael Faraday, English chemist and physicist. (Wiktionary)

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