characteristic impedance

noun

: the impedance of a uniform alternating-current transmission line of indefinite length (as a long telephone cable) measured at the input end where the voltage is applied

Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of characteristic impedance was in 1907

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“Characteristic impedance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/characteristic%20impedance. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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