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

Definition of CAPACITANCE

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
:  a part of a circuit or network that possesses capacitance
March 31, 2015
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