capacitance

Definitions of capacitance
  1. noun
    an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
    synonyms: capacity, electrical capacity
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    type of:
    electrical phenomenon
    a physical phenomenon involving electricity
  2. noun
    an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
    synonyms: capacitor, condenser, electrical condenser
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    bypass capacitor, bypass condenser
    a capacitor that provides low impedance over certain (high) frequencies
    electrolytic, electrolytic capacitor, electrolytic condenser
    a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
    Leiden jar, Leyden jar
    an electrostatic capacitor of historical interest
    trimmer, trimming capacitor
    capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments
    type of:
    electrical device
    a device that produces or is powered by electricity
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