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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
capacitance \ca*pac"i*tance\ (k[.a]*p[a^]s"[i^]*tans), n.
1. an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is
Syn: electrical capacity, capacity.
2. (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
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is
stored [syn: capacitance, electrical capacity,
2: an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store
an electric charge [syn: capacitor, capacitance,
condenser, electrical condenser]
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