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farad Tweet Definition of farad Like Definition of farad on Facebook
  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical capacitance; the capacitance of a capacitor in which one coulomb of charge causes a potential difference of one volt across the capacitor. Symbol: F
    The input has 5 pF (picofarads) of capacitance.
Faraday Tweet Definition of Faraday Like Definition of Faraday on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English surname
  2. w:Michael Faraday, Michael Faraday, English chemist and physicist
fault Tweet Definition of fault Like Definition of fault on Facebook
  1. A defect; something that detracts from perfection
  2. A mistake or error
  3. A weakness of character
  4. A minor offense
  5. Blame; the responsibility for a mistake
  6. (Geology) A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity
  7. (Tennis) An illegal serve
  8. (electrical) An abnormal connection in a circuit.
  1. (transitive) To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.
  2. (context, intransitive, geology) To fracture.
  3. (intransitive) To commit a mistake or error.
feeder Tweet Definition of feeder Like Definition of feeder on Facebook
  1. that which feeds
  2. that which is used to feed
    Example: a bird
  3. a tributary stream, especially of a canal
  4. a branch line of a railway
  5. a transmission line for an electricity substation, or for a transmitter
    1. (baseball) (slang) an 1800s baseball term meaning the pitcher
    2. (computer gaming) (derogatory) a player who is "killed" by the opposing player or team not more than once due to lack of skills and experience. It has the effect of giving experience and gold to strengthen the opposing side. "Stop feeding! You feeder."
field Tweet Definition of field Like Definition of field on Facebook
  1. A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.
  2. A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals.
  3. The open country near or belonging to a city -- usually used in plural.
  4. (physics) A region affected by a particular force.
magnetic field
  1. A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice.
  2. (mathematics) A set having two operations called addition and multiplication under both of which all the elements of the set are commutative and associative; for which multiplication distributes over addition; and for both of which there exist an identity element and an inverse element.
The set of rational numbers, <math>\mathbb{Q}</math>, is the prototypical field.
  1. (sport) An area reserved for playing a game.
soccer field
  1. (geology) A region containing a particular mineral.
oil field or oilfield
gold field or goldfield
  1. (heraldry) The background of the shield
  2. (computing) An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value.
  1. (context, transitive, sport) To intercept or catch (a ball) and play it.
  2. (context, transitive, sport) To place a team in (a game).
  3. (transitive) To answer, accept or address.
She will questions immediately after her presentation.
filament Tweet Definition of filament Like Definition of filament on Facebook
  1. a fine thread or wire
  2. such a wire, heated to glowing, in an incandescent light bulb or a thermionic valve
  3. (botany) The stalk of a stamen in a flower, supporting the anther.
  4. In textiles, a continuous object, limited in length only by its spool, and not cut to length
fuel cell Tweet Definition of fuel cell Like Definition of fuel cell on Facebook
  1. An electrochemical device in which the intrinsic chemical free energy of fuel and oxidant is catalytically converted to direct current energy.
fuse Tweet Definition of fuse Like Definition of fuse on Facebook
  1. (also fuze in US English) A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.
  2. The device that ignites the explosive charge in a mine or missile.
  3. A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit.
verb (fus, ing)
  1. (transitive) To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.
  2. (intransitive) To melt together.

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