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.
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a device for accumulating electric charge, usually consisting of two conducting surfaces separated by a dielectric Former name condenser
An electrical device consisting of two conducting plates separated by an electrical insulator (the dielectric), designed to hold an electric charge. Charge builds up when a voltage is applied across the plates, creating an electric field between them. Current can flow through a capacitor only as the voltage across it is changing, not when it is constant. Capacitors are used in power supplies, amplifiers, signal processors, oscillators, and logic gates. Compare induction coil, resistor.
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 […]
a decorative covering for a horse or for the tack or harness of a horse; trappings. rich and sumptuous clothing or equipment. to cover with a caparison. to dress richly; deck. Historical Examples Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various Gaspar the Gaucho Mayne Reid Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe John […]