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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.
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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
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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]
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capacitance

A system’s electrical capacity for storing an electric charge.
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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
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Translations
elektrische capaciteit
capacitância

capacitance

[kəˈpæsɪtəns] N (Elec) → capacitancia f
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capacitance

n (Elec) → Speicherkapazität f
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The above results show that the very detailed charging model (140 brick node capacitances) provides accurate predictions of brick temperature when compared to the measured data, even without reset.
Figures 6(a) and 6(b) show the surface microstructure of self-lubricating coating prepared under the 1st grade and 5th grade capacitances, respectively (the volume ratio of h-BN to Cu is 26%).
Lai, "Steady-state analysis and performance of a stand-alone three-phase induction generator with asymmetrically connected load impedances and excitation capacitances", IEEE Trans.
In agreement with (1) this leads to increased capacitance. Average capacitances scaled with object mass from minimum detectability (50-60 g) to the typical mass of humans.
Self-capacitive sensing has two capacitances (signified by SI and S2 in Figure 2).
and the two-terminal capacitances [C.sub.ij] is defined as
Huang, AL Stott, R G Green, and M S Beck,"Electronic transducers for industrial measurement of low value capacitances".
In the table above we have seen the effect of adding load capacitances at the terminal of each stage of the ring oscillator.
Several methods have been proposed to determine the junction and parasitic capacitances and built-in voltage [17,18] of a Schottky diode; in this work apparent capacitance of the diode chips was measured in two ways: from on-wafer S-parameter measurements and with low-frequency measurements using a LCR (Inductance-Capacitance-Resistance) meter.
The tuning of both the center frequency and the bandwidth is possible by means of tunable capacitances. The presented band-pass filter is much more compact than filters based on half wave resonators.