capacitance ca*pac"i*tance (k[.a]*p[a^]s"[i^]*tans), n. 1. an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored.

Syn: electrical capacity, capacity. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Electronics) a measure of the ability of a capacitor to store electrical charge; the ratio of the charge on one plate of a capacitor to the potential difference between the plates. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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