# capacitance

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## ca·pac·i·tance

(kə-păs′ĭ-təns)
n.
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.
2.
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.
ca·pac′i·tive·ly adv.

## capacitance

(kəˈpæsɪtəns)
n
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
Symbol: C Former name: capacity
[C20: from capacit(y) + -ance]
caˈpacitive adj
caˈpacitively adv

## ca•pac•i•tance

(kəˈpæs ɪ təns)

n.
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
[1905–10]

## capacitance

A system’s electrical capacity for storing an electric charge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 capacitance - an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is storedelectrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity 2 capacitance - an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric chargebypass capacitor, bypass condenser - a capacitor that provides low impedance over certain (high) frequenciescircuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flowelectrical distributor, distributer, distributor - electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequenceelectrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricityelectrolytic, electrolytic capacitor, electrolytic condenser - a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyteLeiden jar, Leyden jar - an electrostatic capacitor of historical interesttrimming capacitor, trimmer - capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments
Translations
elektrische capaciteit
capacitância

## capacitance

[kəˈpæsɪtəns] N (Elec) →

## capacitance

n (Elec) → Speicherkapazität f
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