Definition of Leiden jar

1. Noun. An electrostatic capacitor of historical interest.

Exact synonyms: Leyden Jar
Generic synonyms: Capacitance, Capacitor, Condenser, Electrical Condenser



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leiden Jar

Lehar
Lehigh River
Leia
Leibnitz
Leibnitzian
Leibniz
Leibniz's law
Leibnizian
Leicester
Leicestershire
Leichtenstern's phenomenon
Leichtenstern's sign
Leichtlin's camas
Leics
Leiden
Leiden jar
Leidenfrost effect
Leidig cell
Leidy
Leigh
Leigh's disease
Leigh Hunt
Leighton
Leila
Leilani
Leiner's disease
Leinster
Leiopelma
Leiopelmatidae
Leiophyllum

Literary usage of Leiden jar

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1. The Principles of Electric Wave Telegraphy by Sir John Ambrose Fleming (1906)
"... is CAPACITY OF A leiden jar WITH CHARGING VOLTAGE AND FREQUENCY. Length of 1 mm. •*• i, i 2 mm. 2 „ 2 , 3 mm 3 „ 8 . 4 mm. ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1891)
"... so that the cause of every contraction is like the discharge of a leiden jar, the negative surface fibres of the muscles being peculiarly irritable. ..."

3. Scientific & Technical Papers of Werner Von Siemens by Werner von Siemens (1892)
"ON THE HEATING OF THE GLASS WALL OF THE leiden jar BY THE CHARGE.: As it appeared probable to me that the glass wall of the Leyden jar must be heated by its ..."

4. Elements and Electrons by William Ramsay (1912)
"... a Leiden-jar discharge, a still higher temperature. It is known that as the temperature is successively increased by ..."

5. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"By reference to the article leiden jar, it will be seen that a charged condenser has a potential power. If one coulomb of electricity gives a condenser a ..."

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