capacitance[kə pas′i təns]
capacitance definition by Webster's New World
Origin: capacit(y) plush -ance
capacitance definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Symbol C The ratio of charge to potential on an electrically charged, isolated conductor.
- Symbol C The ratio of the electric charge transferred from one to the other of a pair of conductors to the resulting potential difference between them.
- a. The property of a circuit element that permits it to store charge.b. The part of the circuit exhibiting capacitance.
Origin: capacit(y) + -ance.
- ca·pacˈi·tive adjective
- ca·pacˈi·tive·ly adverb
capacitance - Computer Definition
Capacitance, or capacity, is the property of a device or material medium to store an electrostatic charge. A capacitor is a device specifically designed to do so. See also capacitor.
The property of a capacitor or other device to hold a charge. It is measured in Farads (F). See Farad.
capacitance - Science Definition