the opposition of capacitance to alternating current, equal to the reciprocal of the product of the angular frequency of the current times the capacitance. Symbol: X C.
a device for accumulating and holding a charge of electricity, consisting of two equally charged conducting surfaces having opposite signs and separated by a dielectric. Historical Examples The Small World of M-75 Ed M. Clinton, Jr. noun a device for accumulating electric charge, usually consisting of two conducting surfaces separated by a dielectric Former name […]
the ability to receive or contain: This hotel has a large capacity. the maximum amount or number that can be received or contained; cubic contents; volume: The inn is filled to capacity. The gasoline tank has a capacity of 20 gallons. power of receiving impressions, knowledge, etc.; mental ability: the capacity to learn calculus. actual […]
one of the Seven against Thebes, who was destroyed by Zeus for blasphemy. Historical Examples Animaduersions uppon the annotacions and corrections of some imperfections of impressiones of Chaucer’s workes Francis Thynne Homer and His Age Andrew Lang The Iliad of Homer (1873) Homer The Iliad of Homer Homer The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. Euripides […]