noun Date: 1886 1. a. a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current either in the circuit itself or in a neighboring circuit b. the measure of this property that is equal to the ratio of the induced electromotive force to the rate of change of the inducing current 2. a circuit or a device possessing inductance

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