Capacitance



the ratio of an impressed charge on a conductor to the corresponding change in potential.
the ratio of the charge on either conductor of a capacitor to the potential difference between the conductors.
the property of being able to collect a charge of electricity. Symbol: C.
Historical Examples

LRL Accelerators Lawrence Radiation Laboratory
The Radio Amateur’s Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
The Radio Amateur’s Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
The Radio Amateur’s Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
The Radio Amateur’s Hand Book A. Frederick Collins

noun
the property of a system that enables it to store electric charge
a measure of this, equal to the charge that must be added to such a system to raise its electrical potential by one unit
n.
capacitance
(kə-pās’ĭ-təns)
A measure of the ability of a configuration of materials to store electric charge. In a capacitor, capacitance depends on the size of the plates, the type of insulator, and the amount of space between the plates. Most electrical components display capacitance to some degree; even the spaces between components of a circuit have a natural capacitance. Capacitance is measured in farads. Compare inductance.

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