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re·ac·tance

 (rē-ăk′təns)
n. Symbol XElectricity
Opposition to the flow of alternating current caused by the inductance and capacitance in a circuit rather than by resistance.
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reactance

(rɪˈæktəns)
n
1. (Electronics) the opposition to the flow of alternating current by the capacitance or inductance of an electrical circuit; the imaginary part of the impedance Z, Z = R + iX, where R is the resistance, i = √–1, and X is the reactance. It is expressed in ohms. Compare resistance3
2. (General Physics) the opposition to the flow of an acoustic or mechanical vibration, usually due to inertia or stiffness. It is the magnitude of the imaginary part of the acoustic or mechanical impedance
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re•ac•tance

(riˈæk təns)

n.
the opposition of inductance and capacitance to alternating electrical current, expressed in ohms. Symbol: X
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Noun1.reactance - opposition to the flow of electric current resulting from inductance and capacitance (rather than resistance)reactance - opposition to the flow of electric current resulting from inductance and capacitance (rather than resistance)
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
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The value of the inductive resistance of trolley lines of corner steel for the first harmonic is determined by the relation [9]:
Further, value of electrical current flow I can be changed--controlled by changing the inductive resistance L.
where in formulas (1/6): [U.sub.gf] is the effective phase voltage of the generator's stator circuit; m--the number of pulsations of the rectified voltage; [k.sub.e]--factor of the stator's internal voltage; [[omega].sub.g]--the angular speed of the rotor; [x.sub.K]--the inductive resistance of the diodes commutation; [i.sub.d]--the rectified current; [gamma]--the commutation angle of the diodes.

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