Definition of Capacitance

1. Noun. An electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored.

Exact synonyms: Capacity, Electrical Capacity
Generic synonyms: Electrical Phenomenon



2. Noun. An electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge.

Definition of Capacitance

1. Noun. (physics uncountable) The property of an electric circuit or its element that permits it to store charge, defined as the ratio of stored charge to potential over that element or circuit ('''Q/V'''); SI unit: farad (F). ¹

2. Noun. (physics countable) An element of an electrical circuit exhibiting capacitance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capacitance

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Medical Definition of Capacitance

1. The quantity of electric charge that may be stored upon a body per unit electric potential; expressed in farads, abfarads, or statfarads. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Capacitance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1922)
"This is the same as considering that each conductor has capacitance c to a fictitious ... Delta capacitance of a 3-phase system replaced by an equivalent ..."

2. Alternating-current Electricity and Its Applications to Industry by William Henry Timbie, Henry Harold Higbie (1916)
"Thus the reciprocal of the combined capacitance of condensers in series equals the sum of the reciprocals of the capacitances of the separate condensers. ..."

3. Electrical Engineering Laboratory Experiments by Claire William Ricker, Carlton Everett Tucker (1922)
"If the circuit contains both capacitance and inductance, the voltage drop across the capacitance or the inductance may be greater than the voltage impressed ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1917)
"capacitance OR ELECTROSTATIC CAPACITY 694 capacitance is ordinarily expressed ... Linear capacitance, or capacitance per unit length, shall be expressed in ..."

5. Essentials of Electrical Engineering: A Text Book for Colleges and Technical by John Fay Wilson (1915)
"(<T) Unit capacitance is that which produces unit difference of potential ... To reduce electrostatic units of capacitance to microfarads divide by 900000. ..."

6. General Physics and Its Application to Industry and Everyday Life by Ervin Sidney Ferry (1921)
"The Electromagnetic Unit of Capacity or capacitance.— le ratio of the charge on a conductor to its potential is called the ..."

7. Electricity and Magnetism by Eric Mary Gerard, R. C. Duncan, Louis Duncan (1897)
"Inductance and capacitance.— Extending this method to the case of a circuit in which a condenser of capacity C farads is connected with the sinusoidal EMF e ..."

8. Transactionsby European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical by European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical Society of t (1869)
"Foley 797-801 1947 capacitance Bridge for Determining the Ratio and Phase Angle of ... 944 1943 capacitance Filters, Diode Rectifying Circuits With. ..."

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