Meaning of CAPACITANCE in English



Pronunciation: k ə - ' pa-s ə -t ə n(t)s

Function: noun

Etymology: capacity

Date: 1893

1 a : the property of an electric nonconductor that permits the storage of energy as a result of the separation of charge that occurs when opposite surfaces of the nonconductor are maintained at a difference of potential b : the measure of this property that is equal to the ratio of the charge on either surface to the potential difference between the surfaces

2 : a part of a circuit or network that possesses capacitance

– ca · pac · i · tive \ - ' pa-s ə -tiv \ adjective

– ca · pac · i · tive · ly adverb

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