follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

inductance

[in-duhk-tuh ns] /ɪnˈdʌk təns/
noun, Electricity
1.
that property of a circuit by which a change in current induces, by electromagnetic induction, an electromotive force. Symbol: L.
2.
inductor (def 1).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; induct + -ance
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for inductance
  • Internal resistance and inductance limit the rate that energy can be released.
  • The frames have batteries in the earpieces that are charged on an inductance stand.
  • The key here is impedance which involves inductance and capacitance as well as resistance.
  • B equal to the inductance of the highest rated inductor.
  • Any electrical contact between the copper sheaves and the ends of the cables will destroy the inductance reading.
  • On the other hand the feed back control is not included, but the stator self inductance and resistance is included.
  • Energy storage is provided by low inductance self-clearing metallized hazy polypropylene traction capacitors.
  • The fast shifting response of the phase shifter needs low inductance in the bias winding of the magnet.
British Dictionary definitions for inductance

inductance

/ɪnˈdʌktəns/
noun
1.
Also called induction. the property of an electric circuit as a result of which an electromotive force is created by a change of current in the same circuit (self-inductance) or in a neighbouring circuit (mutual inductance). It is usually measured in henries L See also self-inductance, mutual inductance
2.
another name for inductor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for inductance
n.

1886, from induct + -ance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
inductance in Science
inductance
  (ĭn-dŭk'təns)   
A measure of the reaction of electrical components (especially coils) to changes in current flow by creating a magnetic field and inducing a voltage. Its unit is the henry.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
inductance in Culture

inductance definition


A process whereby the effect of induction is used to alter the current in an electrical circuit.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for inductance

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for inductance

15
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for inductance