capacitor

noun ca·pac·i·tor \ kə-ˈpa-sə-tər \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of capacitor

: a device that is used to store electrical energy

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First Known Use of capacitor

1925

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  • : a device that is used to store electrical energy


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capacitor

noun ca·pac·i·tor \ kə-ˈpas-ət-ər \

medical Definition of capacitor

: a device giving capacitance and usually consisting of conducting plates or foils separated by thin layers of dielectric (as air or mica) with the plates on opposite sides of the dielectric layers oppositely charged by a source of voltage and the electrical energy of the charged system stored in the polarized dielectric

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