Leyden jar

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noun Ley·den jar \ˈlī-dən-\

Definition of Leyden jar

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1825


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Leyden jar

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noun Ley·den jar \ˈlīd-ən-\

Medical Definition of Leyden jar

  1. :  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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