capacitance


ca·pac·i·tance

noun \kə-ˈpas-ət-ən(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 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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