Definitions

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

  • n. One trillionth (10-12) of a farad.

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  • n. One million millionth ( 10-12 ) of a farad. Symbol: pF.

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  • n. a unit of capacitance equal to one trillionth of a farad

Etymologies

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pico + farad

Examples

  • Every little picofarad has a nanohenry all its own.

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  • They operate by detecting the presence or absence of material in contact with the probe by sensing minute changes, as low as 0.5 pF (one picofarad (pF) is equal to one million millionth) in capacitance

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  • Oh, and while you’re here, take the time to check the posts of one ‘picofarad’ or ‘milli henry’ or ‘wein’s law’ to see in what moronic and immature way your moderator Dave behaves, when he’s devoid of his god-like privileges.

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