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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:
Noun1.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 chargecapacitance - an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
bypass capacitor, bypass condenser - a capacitor that provides low impedance over certain (high) frequencies
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
electrical distributor, distributer, distributor - electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
electrolytic, electrolytic capacitor, electrolytic condenser - a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
Leiden jar, Leyden jar - an electrostatic capacitor of historical interest
trimming capacitor, trimmer - capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments
Translations
elektrische capaciteit
capacitância

capacitance

[kəˈpæsɪtəns] N (Elec) → capacitancia f

capacitance

n (Elec) → Speicherkapazität f
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