from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of capacitance equal to one millionth (10-6) of a farad.
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- n. One millionth ( 10-6 ) of a farad, abbreviated as µF.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The millionth part of a farad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The practical unit of electrical capacity, equal to the millionth part of a farad. It is the capacity of about three miles of an Atlantic cable.
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- n. a unit of capacitance equal to one millionth of a farad
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).
If a telephonic set at T1 (Fig. 2) communicate through the line to a distant station, T2, through a condenser, C, of a capacity of half a microfarad, conversation is still perfectly audible, provided the telephonic system is one that acts by induction currents.
Mr. A.P. Trotter said Mr. Ferranti informed him that the capacity of his mains was about 1/3 microfarad per mile, thus making
M. Bouty mentions a condenser of one microfarad capacity weighing 1500 grms. and contained in a square box measuring 12 centimetres on the side, and about 3 centimetres thick.
A one-half microfarad condenser is placed in the receiver circuit at each station so that the line will not be tied up should some subscriber inadvertently leave his receiver off its hook.
The condensers ordinarily used in telephone practice range in capacity from about 1/4 microfarad to 2 microfarads.
It made use of two condensers of 1 microfarad each, one in each side of the cord circuit.
The original determination of the microfarad, brought out under the auspices of the British Association Committee on Electrical Standards, is due to experimental work by Jenkin, described in a paper, 'Experiments on Capacity,' constituting No.IV. of the appendix to the Report presented by the Committee to the Dundee Meeting of 1867.