Definition of inductance in English:


Syllabification: in·duc·tance
Pronunciation: /inˈdəktəns


  • 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 an inductance of 40 mH
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    • 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
  • 1.1A component with the property of inductance.
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    • 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.

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