inductance

noun in·duc·tance \ in-ˈdək-tən(t)s \

Definition of inductance

1 a : 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

First Known Use of inductance

1886

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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inductance

noun in·duc·tance \ in-ˈdək-tən(t)s \

medical Definition of inductance

1 a : 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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