self-induction

noun
self-in·​duc·​tion | \ ˌself-in-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce self-induction (audio) \

Definition of self-induction

: induction of an electromotive force in a circuit by a varying current in the same circuit

First Known Use of self-induction

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-induction was in 1839

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“Self-induction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-induction. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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