# self-inductance

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## self-in·duc·tance

(sĕlf′ĭn-dŭk′təns)*n.*

The ratio of the electromotive force produced in a circuit by self-induction to the rate of change of current producing it, expressed in henries. Also called

*coefficient of self-induction*.American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

## self-inductance

*n*

(General Physics) the inherent inductance of a circuit, given by the ratio of the electromotive force produced in the circuit by self-induction to the rate of change of current producing it. It is usually expressed in henries. Symbol:

**Also called:***L***coefficient of self-induction**Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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Noun | 1. | self-inductance - the ratio of the electromotive force produced in a circuit by self-induction to the rate of change of current producing it, expressed in henriescoefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic |

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