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The generation by a changing current of an electromotive force in the same circuit.

self′-in·duc′tive adj.


(General Physics) the production of an electromotive force in a circuit when the magnetic flux linked with the circuit changes as a result of a change in current in the same circuit. See also self-inductance Compare mutual induction
ˌself-inˈductive adj


the process by which an electromotive force is induced in a circuit by a varying current in that circuit.
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Noun1.self-induction - generation of an electromotive force (EMF) in a circuit by changing the current in that circuit; usually measured in henries
inductance, induction - an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current