capacitance

noun ca·pac·i·tance \ kə-ˈpa-sə-tən(t)s \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

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 that occurs when opposite surfaces of the nonconductor are maintained at a difference of potential
b :the measure of this property that is 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

capacitive

play \-ˈpa-sə-tiv\ adjective

capacitively

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of capacitance

capacity


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capacitance

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

medical 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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