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# 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 of inductance
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; induct + -ance
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Examples from the Web for inductance
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• The inductance of a coil is very much higher if it has an iron core.

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• Four times the inductance will tune to double these wave-lengths.

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• But what would happen if we should decrease the capacity and increase the inductance?

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• The first is that the inductance will be larger if the turns are large circles.

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• Suppose you wind two inductance coils and connect them in series.

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• It was the condenser and inductance which you studied in connection with Fig. 36.

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• We can either adjust the capacity as we just did, or we can adjust the inductance.

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• The lamps are stabilized by resistance and inductance coils.

M. Luckiesh
• We used a double metallic circuit so as to avoid the effects of inductance from our electric lighting circuit.

John F. Woodhull
• I have told you all except one of the ways in which we can affect the inductance of a circuit.

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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
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Word Origin and History for inductance
n.

1886, from induct + -ance.

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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.
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inductance in Culture

### inductance definition

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

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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