inductance

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noun in·duc·tance \in-ˈdək-tən(t)s\

Definition of inductance

  1. 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 circuitb :  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. 2 :  a circuit or a device possessing inductance

First Known Use of inductance

1886


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inductance

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noun in·duc·tance \in-ˈdək-tən(t)s\

Medical Definition of inductance

  1. 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 circuitb:  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. 2:  a circuit or a device possessing inductance


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