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ca•pac•i•tance



Pronunciation: (ku-pas'i-tuns), [key]
n. Elect.
1. the ratio of an impressed charge on a conductor to the corresponding change in potential.
2. the ratio of the charge on either conductor of a capacitor to the potential difference between the conductors.
3. the property of being able to collect a charge of electricity. Symbol: C

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