inductance

noun
in·​duc·​tance | \ in-ˈdək-tən(t)s How to pronounce inductance (audio) \

Definition of inductance

1a : a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current either in the circuit itself or in a neighboring circuit
b : the measure of this property that is equal to the ratio of the induced electromotive force to the rate of change of the inducing current
2 : a circuit or a device possessing inductance

Examples of inductance in a Sentence

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First Known Use of inductance

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Inductance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inductance. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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inductance

noun
in·​duc·​tance | \ in-ˈdək-tən(t)s How to pronounce inductance (audio) \

Medical Definition of inductance

1a : a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current either in the circuit itself or in a neighboring circuit
b : the measure of this property that is equal to the ratio of the induced electromotive force to the rate of change of the inducing current
2 : a circuit or a device possessing inductance

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