Inductance



[in-duhk-tuh ns] /ɪnˈdʌk təns/

noun, Electricity.
1.
that property of a circuit by which a change in current , by , an electromotive force. Symbol: L.
Compare , , .
2.
(def 1).
/ɪnˈdʌktəns/
noun
1.
Also called induction. the property of an electric circuit as a result of which an electromotive force is created by a change of current in the same circuit (self-inductance) or in a neighbouring circuit (mutual inductance). It is usually measured in henries L See also self-inductance, mutual inductance
2.
another name for inductor
n.

1886, from induct + -ance.
inductance
(ĭn-dŭk’təns)
A measure of the reaction of electrical components (especially coils) to changes in current flow by creating a magnetic field and inducing a voltage. Its unit is the henry.

A process whereby the effect of induction is used to alter the current in an electrical circuit.

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