inductance

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

in·duc·tance

noun \in-ˈdək-tən(t)s\

Definition of INDUCTANCE

1
a :  a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current either in the circuit itself or in a neighboring circuit
b :  the measure of this property that is equal to the ratio of the induced electromotive force to the rate of change of the inducing current
2
:  a circuit or a device possessing inductance

First Known Use of INDUCTANCE

1886

in·duc·tance

noun \in-ˈdək-tən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INDUCTANCE

1
a : a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current either in the circuit itself or in a neighboring circuit b : the measure of this property that is equal to the ratio of the induced electromotive force to the rate of change of the inducing current
2
: a circuit or a device possessing inductance

inductance

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Property of a conductor, sometimes in the shape of a coil, that is measured by the size of the electromotive force (emf), or voltage, induced in it, compared with the rate of change of the electric current that produces the voltage. A steadily changing electric current produces a varying magnetic field, which induces an emf in a conductor that is present in the field. The magnitude of this voltage is proportional to the rate of change of the current. The inductance is the proportionality factor. The unit of inductance is the henry, named after Joseph Henry; one henry is equivalent to one volt divided by one ampere per second.

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