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Leyden jar

n.
An early form of capacitor consisting of a glass jar lined inside and out with tinfoil and having a conducting rod connected to the inner foil lining and passing out of the jar through an insulated stopper.

[After Leyden (Leiden).]
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Leyden jar

n
(Electrical Engineering) physics an early type of capacitor consisting of a glass jar with the lower part of the inside and outside coated with tin foil
[C18: first made in Leiden]
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Ley′den jar`


n.
a device for storing electric charge, consisting essentially of a metal rod in a glass jar lined inside and outside with tinfoil.
[1815–25; so called because invented in Leyden]
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Ley·den jar

(līd′n)
An early device for storing electric charge. It consists of a glass jar with conductive metal foil covering most of the inner and outer surfaces (all except the top parts). A metal rod or wire, used to draw electric charge into the jar, touches the inner foil and then exits through an insulating stopper in the neck.
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Noun1.Leyden jar - an electrostatic capacitor of historical interestLeyden jar - an electrostatic capacitor of historical interest
capacitor, condenser, electrical condenser, capacitance - an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
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Leyden jar

nLeidener Flasche f
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