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elastance

[ ih-las-tuhns ]
/ ɪˈlæs təns /
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noun Electricity.
the reciprocal of capacitance.
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Origin of elastance

First recorded in 1880–85; elast(ic) + -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for elastance

elastance
/ (ɪˈlæstəns) /

noun
physics the reciprocal of capacitance. It is measured in reciprocal farads (darafs)

Word Origin for elastance

C19: from elastic + -ance
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Medical definitions for elastance

elastance
[ ĭ-lăstəns ]

n.
A measure of the tendency of a hollow organ to recoil toward its original dimensions upon removal of a distending or compressing force. It is the reciprocal of compliance.
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