Definition of Leyden jar

1. Noun. An electrostatic capacitor of historical interest.

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leyden Jar

Lewy body
Lexington and Concord
Leycesteria formosa
Leyden's ataxia
Leyden's crystals
Leyden's neuritis
Leyden jar
Leydig's cell
Leydig's cells
Leydig cell adenoma
Leydig cells
Leyland Cypress
Leymus arenaria
Leymus condensatus
Leyte Island
Leyte invasion

Literary usage of Leyden jar

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

1. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"Hence we may compare the action of this apparatus, which is a form of Hitter's Secondary Pile, with that of a leyden jar. Both the secondary pile and the ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"leyden jar, or CONDENSER, an electrical appliance consisting in one form of a thin ... The earliest form of leyden jar consisted of a glass vial or thin ..."

3. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1858)
"«For the purpose of making the theory of the leyden jar familiar, we may now recur to the experiments mentioned in Art. 594, and attempt the explanation of ..."

4. Physics by Balfour Stewart (1878)
"leyden jar. EXPERIMENT 61.—When you thus approach your finger or your knuckle ... In order to get a shock you must use a leyden jar, such as you see in fig. ..."

5. What is Electricity? by John Trowbridge (1896)
"A leyden jar has capacity. We ordinarily say that a certain amount of ... It is a long, cylindrical leyden jar; the conducting wire forms the inner coating ..."

6. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"This new subject had been expanded by the discovery of the leyden jar, or electrical capacitor, an instrument which delivered far greater quantities of ..."

7. A Text-book of Physics: Including a Collection of Examples and Questions by William Watson (1920)
"Theperiodic time of the electrical oscillations set up when an ordinary Leyden jar is discharged through such a circuit as shown in Fig. ..."

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