Reactance meaning

rē-ăktəns
Opposition to the flow of alternating current caused by the inductance and capacitance in a circuit rather than by resistance.
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(elec.) Opposition to the flow of alternating current in a circuit or circuit element, caused by inductance or capacitance and measured in ohms: symbol, X.
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A form of opposition to the flow of alternating electric current (AC) because of capacitance or inductance, reactance is an inertial reaction to the flow of AC, and is measured in Ohms ( ). See also capacitive reactance and inductive reactance.
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(physics, electrics) The opposition to the change in flow of current in an alternating current circuit, due to inductance and capacitance; the imaginary part of the impedance.
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(psychology) An emotional reaction in direct contradiction to rules or regulations that threaten or eliminate specific behavioral freedoms.
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