Leyden jar

noun Ley·den jar \ ˈlī-dᵊn- \

Definition of Leyden jar

: an electrical capacitor consisting of a glass jar coated inside and outside with metal foil and having the inner coating connected to a conducting rod passed through an insulating stopper

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Origin and Etymology of leyden jar

Leiden, Leyden, Netherlands


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Leyden jar

noun Ley·den jar \ ˈlīd-ᵊn- \

medical Definition of Leyden jar

: the earliest form of electrical capacitor consisting essentially of a glass jar coated part way up both inside and outside with metal foil and having the inner coating connected to a conducting rod passed through the insulating stopper

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