# Definitions for capacitancekəˈpæs ɪ tənsca·pac·i·tance

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1. capacitance, electrical capacity, capacitynoun

an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

2. capacitor, capacitance, condenser, electrical condensernoun

an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

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1. capacitancenoun

(Electronics) a measure of the ability of a capacitor to store electrical charge; the ratio of the charge on one plate of a capacitor to the potential difference between the plates.

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1. capacitancenoun

The property of an electric circuit or its element that permits it to store charge, defined as the ratio of stored charge to potential over that element or circuit (Q/V); SI unit: farad (F).

2. capacitancenoun

An element of an electrical circuit exhibiting capacitance.

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1. Capacitance

Capacitance is the capability of a material object or device to store electric charge. It is measured by the change in charge in response to a difference in electric potential, expressed as the ratio of those quantities. Commonly recognized are two closely related notions of capacitance: self capacitance and mutual capacitance.: 237–238  An object that can be electrically charged exhibits self capacitance, for which the electric potential is measured between the object and ground. Mutual capacitance is measured between two components, and is particularly important in the operation of the capacitor, an elementary linear electronic component designed to add capacitance to an electric circuit. The capacitance between two conductors is a function only of the geometry; the opposing surface area of the conductors and the distance between them, and the permittivity of any dielectric material between them. For many dielectric materials, the permittivity, and thus the capacitance, is independent of the potential difference between the conductors and the total charge on them. The SI unit of capacitance is the farad (symbol: F), named after the English physicist Michael Faraday. A 1 farad capacitor, when charged with 1 coulomb of electrical charge, has a potential difference of 1 volt between its plates. The reciprocal of capacitance is called elastance.

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1. capacitance

Capacitance is a measure of the amount of electric charge that a capacitor can store per unit of electric potential difference across its plates. It is a fundamental property in physics and electronics, and is typically measured in farads (F). The higher the capacitance, the more charge a capacitor can store. Capacitance also influences how quickly electric charges can move through a circuit, affecting the circuit’s overall performance.

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1. Capacitance

Capacitance is the ability of a body to store an electrical charge. Any object that can be electrically charged exhibits capacitance. A common form of energy storage device is a parallel-plate capacitor. In a parallel plate capacitor, capacitance is directly proportional to the surface area of the conductor plates and inversely proportional to the separation distance between the plates. If the charges on the plates are +q and −q, and V gives the voltage between the plates, then the capacitance C is given by which gives the voltage/current relationship The capacitance is a function only of the physical dimensions of the conductors and the permittivity of the dielectric. It is independent of the potential difference between the conductors and the total charge on them. The SI unit of capacitance is the farad, named after the English physicist Michael Faraday; a 1 farad capacitor when charged with 1 coulomb of electrical charge will have a potential difference of 1 volt between its plates. Historically, a farad was regarded as an inconveniently large unit, both electrically and physically. Its subdivisions were invariably used, namely the microfarad, nanofarad and picofarad. More recently, technology has advanced such that capacitors of 1 farad and greater can be constructed in a structure little larger than a coin battery. Such capacitors are principally used for energy storage replacing more traditional batteries.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of capacitance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of capacitance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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## Translations for capacitance

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• капацитет
• Kapazität
• capacitancia
• kondensaattori, kapasitanssi
• capacité électrique
• capacità
• 電気容量, 容量, 静電容量
• 용량, 전기용량, 정전용량
• elektrische capaciteit
• capacitância
• capacitate electrică
• конденсатор, ёмкость
• kapacitans
• kapasitans

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