capacitance capacitance  /kə ˈpæ sə təns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
  2. (n) an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

Usage(s):

  • It was Maxwell who pointed out that resistors could be bent into hairpin turns so that their current flowed in two directions, canceling out capacitance or inductance.

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  • "A simple, plain ring of metal gives a magnetic response, but in the wrong direction," says Professor Pendry, "By cutting the ring the flow of current is interrupted by capacitance across the gap which, together with the inductance of the...
    on Mar 4, 2004 By: John Pendry Source: Innovations-Report

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