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capacitance

noun ca·pac·i·tance \kə-ˈpa-sə-tən(t)s\

Definition of CAPACITANCE

1
a :  the property of an electric nonconductor that permits the storage of energy as a result of the separation of charge that occurs when opposite surfaces of the nonconductor are maintained at a difference of potential
b :  the measure of this property that is equal to the ratio of the charge on either surface to the potential difference between the surfaces
2
:  a part of a circuit or network that possesses capacitance
ca·pac·i·tive \-ˈpa-sə-tiv\ adjective
ca·pac·i·tive·ly adverb

Origin of CAPACITANCE

capacity
First Known Use: 1893

capacitance

noun ca·pac·i·tance \kə-ˈpas-ət-ən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAPACITANCE

1
a :  the property of an electric nonconductor that permits the storage of energy as a result of the separation of charge occurring when opposite surfaces of the nonconductor are maintained at a difference of potential b :  the measure of this property equal to the ratio of the charge on either surface to the potential difference between the surfaces
2
:  a part of a circuit or network that possesses capacitance

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