capacitance[kə pas′i təns]
Origin of capacitancecapacit(y) + -ance
- Symbol Ca. The ratio of charge to potential on an electrically charged, isolated conductor.b. 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 of capacitancecapacit(y) + –ance.
(countable and uncountable, plural capacitances)
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.