Meaning of CAPACITANCE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kə-ˈpa-sə-tən(t)s ]


Etymology: capacity

Date: 1893


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 -ˈpa-sə-tiv adjective

• ca·pac·i·tive·ly adverb

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