Definition of inductor in English:

inductor

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʌktə
 
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noun

  • 1A component in an electric or electronic circuit which possesses inductance.
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    • The component preforms may include resistors, capacitors, and inductors.
    • Passive components are capacitors, resistors, connectors, filters, inductors, and oscillators.
    • Single inductor fully integrated differential voltage controlled oscillator with automatic amplitude adjustment and on-chip varactor
  • 2A substance that promotes an equilibrium reaction by reacting with one of the substances produced.
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    • He had invented cryogenic chemicals, ion magnetic inductors - everything.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'a person who inducts or initiates'): from late Latin, from Latin inducere (see induce), or from induct + -or1. Current senses date from the early 20th century.

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