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Meaning of capacitance

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
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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