Capacitance meaning

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The ratio of charge to potential on an electrically charged, isolated conductor.
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The ratio of the electric charge transferred from one to the other of a pair of conductors to the resulting potential difference between them.
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The property of a circuit element that permits it to store charge.
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The part of the circuit exhibiting capacitance.
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That property of a capacitor which determines how much charge can be stored in it for a given potential difference between its terminals, equal to the ratio of the charge stored to the potential difference and measured in farads.
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A measure of the ability of a configuration of materials to store electric charge. In a capacitor , capacitance depends on the size of the plates, the type of insulator, and the amount of space between the plates. Most electrical components display capacitance to some degree; even the spaces between components of a circuit have a natural capacitance. Capacitance is measured in farads.
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The property of a capacitor or other device to hold a charge. It is measured in Farads (F). See Farad.
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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.
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(physics, uncountable) The property of an electric circuit or its element that permits it to store charge, defined as the ratio of stored charge to potential over that element or circuit (Q/V); SI unit: farad (F).
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(physics, countable) An element of an electrical circuit exhibiting capacitance.
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Origin of capacitance

capacit(y) –ance