Definitions for "Capacitance" Add To Word List
 Enter your search terms Submit search form
Keywords:
Related Terms:
an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored.
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.
The property of an electrical circuit that opposes changes in voltage.
a measure of charge held in a capacitor. Measured in Ferrads. See capacitor for details.
the property of a system of conductors to and dielectrics which enables the system to store electricity when a voltage is applied between the conductors, expressed as a ratio of the electrical charge stored and the voltage across the conductors. The basic unit is the Farad .
The ability of two conductors, separated by a nonconductor, to store electrical charges.
he property of an electrical circuit that opposing a change in voltage. Capacitance enables devices or circuits to hold an electrical change. (Course Material/Ultrasonics/EquipmentTrans/impedancematching.htm)
The capacity of a media (wire, cable, resistor, bus) to store an electrical charge. Capacitance is measured in farads.
Measure of the ability of a capacitor to store an electric charge.
a cable's unique ability to store an electric charge and to resist sudden changes in the magnitude of that charge (voltage).
The ability of a dielectric material between conductors to store electricity when a difference of potential exists between the conductors. The unit of measurement is the farad, which is the capacitance value that will store a charge of one coulomb when a one-volt potential difference exists between the conductors. In AC, one farad is the capacitance value that will permit one ampere of current when the voltage across the capacitor changes at a rate of one volt per second.
The property of storing an electrical charge between two separate conductors.
property of a conductor or a pair of conductors which tells how good it is at holding separated charge for a given potential (in the case of one conductor) or potential difference for a pair of conductors. Defined as the quotient: charge divided by potential (difference). The usual symbol is (printed in italics in books - don't confuse it with the symbol C for coulomb). The SI unit of capacitance is the farad.
the charge stored on each plate divided by the potential difference between the plates
A measure of the electrical charge of a capacitor consisting of two plates separated by an insulating material.
Property of the cell membrane that allows an electrical charge to be stored. It measures the amount of charge that needs to be transferred between conductors for setting up a given potential difference. Capacitance introduces distortion in the time course of passively conducted signals as this storage takes time to get charged. Capacitance thus slows down a voltage response by a characteristic time factor, the Time Constant; Unit: farad [F
The ratio of the charge on either plate of a capacitor to the potential difference between the plates. capacitive reactance. Reactance in an a-c circuit containing capacitance which causes a lagging voltage.
The capability to store charge in an electrostatic field. It can be expressed as equal to the charge Q in coulombs that is stored divided by the voltage E in volts that supplied the charge. Capacitance tends to oppose any change in voltage. The unit is farads.
The ability of a component or material to store an electronic charge.
The measure of the electrical effect of a capacitor. This is often expressed in microfarads (mF) or picofarads (pF).
an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
an object that stores electric charge
The ability of a condensor to store a charge before the terminals reach a potential difference of one volt.
Charge storing capability.
The capability of a device to store electric charge. The unit is the farad, which expresses the ratio of stored charge in coulombs to the impressed potential difference in volts.
The property of a device to oppose changes in voltage due to energy stored in its electrostatic field.
The term used to describe the electrical storage ability of a capacitor.
the ability of conductors, separated by a dielectric, to store energy between them.
The ability of an electrical device to store electric charge.
Property of the cell membrane that enables it to store and separate electrical charge.
The property of two or more objects, which enables them to store electrical energy in an electric field between them. The basic measurement unit is the Farad. Capacitance varies inversely with the distance between the objects, so the change in capacitance with relative motion is greater when one object is nearer to the other.
An electrical effect in alternating current circuits that results in amperage peaking before voltage.
The effect where electric charge is stored. A capacitor is an electronic component made specifically to store electric charge. Capacitors are also used to differentiate between frequencies in applications such as crossover networks. A capacitor has high impedance at low frequencies (open circuit at DC) and its impedance decreases as frequency increases.
Line capacitance is capacitance normalized per unit length of a distributed transmission line, as the equivalent circuit of the line. Its units of dimensions are then Farads / unit length.
A measure of the ability of two conductors to store electric charge.
A property of a system of conductors and dielectrics that permits electricity storage when a potential difference exists between the conductors.
The property of an electrical conductor (dielectric in a capacitor) that permits the storage of energy as a result of electrical displacement. The basic unit of capacitance is the farad, however, measurement is more commonly in microfarads or picofarads.
A finger image capture technique that senses an electrical charge, from the contact of ridges, when a finger is placed on the surface of a sensor.
A unit measurement of a system's ability to store electrical charge.
the charge-storage ability of a capacitor, defined as the magnitude of charge stored on either plate divided by the applied voltage.
the property of an electric nonconductor that permits the storage of energy
In a capacitor or system of conductors and dielectrics, the property that permits the storage of electrically separated charges when potential differences exist between the conductors. Capacitance is related to charge and voltage as follows: C = Q/V, where C is the capacitance in farads, Q is the charge in coulombs, and V is the voltage in volts.
The characteristics of a material to store electrical energy in the form of electric charge, when a difference of potential exists between the conductors. Measurement expressed in farads.
The property exhibited by two conductors separated by a dielectric whereby an electric charge becomes stored between the conductors. Capacitance is measured in "farads" and is identified by the letter "C."
The property of a system of conductors and dielectrics that permits storage of electricity when potential difference exists between conductors.
Storage of electrically separated charges between two plates having different potentials. The value depends largely on the surface area of the plates and the distance between them.
The property of conductors and dielectrics which allows the storage of an electrical charge when voltage is applied. ASTM F1663-95
a measure of how much charge a capacitor can store.
The ratio of the electrostatic charge on a conductor to the potential difference between the conductors required to maintain that charge.
Inherent property of an electric circuit or device that opposes change in voltage. Property of circuit whereby energy may be stored in an electrostatic field.
A measure of the ability of two adjacent conductors separated by an insulator to hold a charge when a voltage differential is applied between them. Capacitance is measured in units of Farads.
The quantity of electric charge (usually in fractional farad quantities) which a capacitor is capable of receiving with an applied voltage. Units: Farad F, microfarad uF, nanofarad nF, picofarad pF.
Letter C. Units: Farad F, micro farad uF, nano farad nF, pico farad pF. A capacitor has capacitance. The property that allows a component to store electric charge when a potential difference exists between its terminals. Stray capacitance - unwanted capacitance - created by the proximity of other components.
The ability for a device to store a charge, measured in Farads.
In a capacitor or a system of conductors and dielectrics, that property which permits the storage of electrically separated charges when potential differences exist between conductors. The capacitance of a capacitor is defined as the ratio between the electric charge that has been transferred from one electrode to the other and the resultant difference in potential between the electrodes.
A measure of reactance (units: Farad, pF, uF etc).
the measure of a device's ability to store an electric charge. The unit of capacitance is the farad (F).
The quantitative measure of electric-energy storage capability; the voltage potential difference between two conducting elements separated by a nonconductor.
That property of a system of conductors and dielectrics which permits the storage of electricity when potential difference exists between the conductors.
The ability of a capacitor to store a charge. The greater the capacitance, the greater the charge that can be stored.
The ability of a dielectric material between conductors to store energy when a difference of potential exists between the conductors. The unit of measurement is the farad. Cable capacitance is usually measured in picofarads (pF).
The property of a capacitator device to store electric charge. The unit of measurement is the farad-caulomb per volt = ampere per second per volt.
The ability of a capacitor to store an electrical charge. The basic unit of capacitance is the Farad.
The ability to store electrical energy.
the capability of a material or system of materials to store charge. The measure of capacitance is the farad.
n. the ratio of charge to potential, coulombs/voltage
The property of a capacitor that determines the quantity of electric energy that it can store.
The property of a circuit element that allows it to store an electrical charge.
A natural property of an electrical circuit which opposes the rate of change of voltage.
The property of a circuit element that permits it to store charge. The number of electrons (charge) it can hold under a given electrical pressure (voltage) is called its capacitance which is measured in farads, or fractions thereof, e.g. microfarads.
Measured in farads, capacitance is an object ability to store a charge.