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Meaning of capacitor

ca•pac•i•tor

Pronunciation: (ku-pas'i-tur), [key]
— n. Elect.
  1. a device for accumulating and holding a charge of electricity, consisting of two equally charged conducting surfaces having opposite signs and separated by a dielectric. Also called
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