capacitor
capacitor ca*pac"i*tor (k[.a]*p[a^]s"[i^]*t[~e]r), n. a device used in electronic circuits to hold electrical charge, consisting of two conducting plates separated by a nonconducting (dielectric) medium; it is characterized by its capacitance.

Syn: condenser, electrical condenser. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • capacitor — CAPACITÓR, capacitoáre, s.n. (fiz.) Condensator (2). (cf. engl. capacitor) [et. MW – folosit în corpul DEX] Trimis de tavi, 26.03.2008. Sursa: Neoficial  CAPACITÓR s.n. v. COMPONENT (4). (electron.; în sintagmele) Componente active = denumire… …   Dicționar Român

  • capacitor — |ô| s. m. [Brasil] [Eletricidade] Conjunto de condutores elétricos isolados que armazenam carga elétrica no campo que se forma entre eles. = CONDENSADOR   ‣ Etimologia: inglês capacitor …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Capacitor —   [engl.], Kondensator …   Universal-Lexikon

  • capacitor — device which stores electricity, 1926, from CAPACITY (Cf. capacity) (q.v.) with Latinate agent noun ending …   Etymology dictionary

  • capacitor — ► NOUN ▪ a device used to store electric charge, consisting of one or more pairs of conductors separated by an insulator …   English terms dictionary

  • capacitor — [kə pas′ətər] n. Elec. a device consisting of two or more conducting plates separated from one another by a dielectric nonconductor, as glass, mica, plastic, or dry air, used for storing an electric charge; condenser …   English World dictionary

  • Capacitor — This article is about the electronic component. For the physical phenomenon, see capacitance. For an overview of various kinds of capacitors, see types of capacitor. Capacitor Modern capacitors, by a cm ruler Type Passive …   Wikipedia

  • capacitor — /keuh pas i teuhr/, n. Elect. 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 condenser. [1925 30; CAPACIT(Y) +… …   Universalium

  • capacitor — UK [kəˈpæsɪtə(r)] / US [kəˈpæsɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms capacitor : singular capacitor plural capacitors science a piece of equipment in which electricity is stored …   English dictionary

  • capacitor — noun An electronic component capable of storing an electric charge; especially one consisting of two conductors separated by a dielectric. See Also: capacitance, capacity, variable capacitor, condenser …   Wiktionary

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