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2 definitions found
 for capacitance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  capacitance
      n 1: an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is
           stored [syn: capacitance, electrical capacity,
           capacity]
      2: an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store
         an electric charge [syn: capacitor, capacitance,
         condenser, electrical condenser]

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