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elastance

[ih-las-tuh ns] /ɪˈlæs təns/
noun, Electricity
1.
the reciprocal of capacitance.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; elast(ic) + -ance
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  • The inverse of capacitance is called elastance, and its unit is the reciprocal farad.
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elastance

/ɪˈlæstəns/
noun
1.
(physics) the reciprocal of capacitance. It is measured in reciprocal farads (darafs)
Word Origin
C19: from elastic + -ance
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elastance in Medicine

elastance e·las·tance (ĭ-lās'təns)
n.
A measure of the tendency of a hollow organ to recoil toward its original dimensions upon removal of a distending or compressing force. It is the reciprocal of compliance.

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