Meaning of CAPACITANCE in English


/keuh pas"i teuhns/ , n. Elect.

1. the ratio of an impressed charge on a conductor to the corresponding change in potential.

2. the ratio of the charge on either conductor of a capacitor to the potential difference between the conductors.

3. the property of being able to collect a charge of electricity. Symbol: C

[ 1905-10; CAPACIT(Y) + -ANCE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .