Meaning of CAPACITANCE in English

kəˈpasətən(t)s, -əd.ən- noun

( -s )

Etymology: capacity (I) + -ance

1. : the property of an electric nonconductor that permits the storage of energy as a result of electric displacement when opposite surfaces of the nonconductor are maintained at a difference of potential (as in a capacitor), its measure being the ratio of the charge on either surface to the potential difference between the surfaces and its value for a capacitor being the sum of the combined values of its several dielectric plates — called also capacity

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

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