inductance

[in-duhk-tuhns]
noun Electricity.
1.
that property of a circuit by which a change in current induces, by electromagnetic induction, an electromotive force. Symbol: L Compare inductive coupling, mutual inductance, self-inductance.
2.
inductor ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1885–90; induct + -ance

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inductance (ɪnˈdʌktəns)
 
n
1.  self-inductance See also mutual inductance Also called: induction, L 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
2.  another name for inductor

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inductance   (ĭn-dŭk'təns)  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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inductance definition


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

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Example sentences
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.
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