Definition of inductance in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʌkt(ə)ns/


[mass noun] Physics
1The property of an electric conductor or circuit that causes an electromotive force to be generated by a change in the current flowing: the inductance of the winding [count noun]: an inductance of 40 mH
More example sentences
  • The capacitance and inductance defines the resonant frequency.
  • If current is decreasing, inductance will cause the current to decrease more slowly.
  • Electronically tuned matching networks using adjustable inductance elements and resonant tank circuits
1.1 [count noun] A component with the property of inductance.
Example sentences
  • Lets take an electrical circuit, with two AC sources of the same frequency, acting on a purely reactive circuit (one that is made of capacitors and/or inductances only).


Late 19th century: from induction + -ance.

Words that rhyme with inductance

conductance, reluctance
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