from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ratio of charge to potential on an electrically charged, isolated conductor.
- n. The ratio of the electric charge transferred from one to the other of a pair of conductors to the resulting potential difference between them.
- n. The property of a circuit element that permits it to store charge.
- n. The part of the circuit exhibiting capacitance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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).
- n. An element of an electrical circuit exhibiting capacitance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity, a term proposed for capacity reactance. See capacity of a conductor and *reactance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
- n. an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
capacit(y) + -ance.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)