capacitor

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ca·pac·i·tor

noun \kə-ˈpa-sə-tər\

: a device that is used to store electrical energy

Full Definition of CAPACITOR

:  a device giving capacitance and usually consisting of conducting plates or foils separated by thin layers of dielectric (as air or mica) with the plates on opposite sides of the dielectric layers oppositely charged by a source of voltage and the electrical energy of the charged system stored in the polarized dielectric

First Known Use of CAPACITOR

1925

ca·pac·i·tor

noun \kə-ˈpas-ət-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAPACITOR

: a device giving capacitance and usually consisting of conducting plates or foils separated by thin layers of dielectric (as air or mica) with the plates on opposite sides of the dielectric layers oppositely charged by a source of voltage and the electrical energy of the charged system stored in the polarized dielectric

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