capacitance
noun Etymology: capacity Date: 1893 1. a. the property of an electric nonconductor that permits the storage of energy as a result of the separation of charge that occurs when opposite surfaces of the nonconductor are maintained at a difference of potential b. the measure of this property that is equal to the ratio of the charge on either surface to the potential difference between the surfaces 2. a part of a circuit or network that possesses capacitance • capacitive adjectivecapacitively adverb

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