Meaning of REACTANCE in English


/ree ak"teuhns/ , n.

1. Elect. the opposition of inductance and capacitance to alternating current, expressed in ohms: equal to the product of the sine of the angular phase difference between current and voltage and the ratio of the effective voltage to the effective current. Symbol: X Cf. capacitive reactance, inductive reactance .

2. Acoustics. See acoustic reactance .

[ 1890-95; REACT + -ANCE ]

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