capacitance(redirected from Electric capacitance)
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1. Symbol C
a. The ratio of charge to potential on an electrically charged, isolated conductor.
b. The ratio of the electric charge transferred from one to the other of a pair of conductors to the resulting potential difference between them.
a. The property of a circuit element that permits it to store charge.
b. The part of the circuit exhibiting capacitance.
ca·pac′i·tive (-tĭv) adj.
nSymbol: C Former name: capacity
1. (Electronics) the property of a system that enables it to store electric charge
2. (Units) a measure of this, equal to the charge that must be added to such a system to raise its electrical potential by one unit
[C20: from capacit(y) + -ance]
ca•pac•i•tance(kəˈpæs ɪ təns)
1. the ratio of the charge on either conductor of a capacitor to the potential difference between the conductors.
2. the property of being able to collect a charge of electricity. Symbol: C
A system’s electrical capacity for storing an electric charge.
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|Noun||1.||capacitance - an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored|
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
|2.||capacitance - an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge|
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