Meaning of IMPEDANCE in English

[im.ped.ance] n (1886): something that impedes: hindrance: as a: the apparent opposition in an electrical circuit to the flow of an alternating current that is analogous to the actual electrical resistance to a direct current and that is the ratio of effective electromotive force to the effective current b: the ratio of the pressure to the volume displacement at a given surface in a sound-transmitting medium

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