reactive component

noun

Definition of reactive component

1 : the component of an alternating current that has a phase difference of 90° with the electromotive force
2 : the component of the voltage across the circuit that is in quadrature with the current and that produces no power in an alternating current circuit

called also wattless component

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“Reactive component.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reactive%20component. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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