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inductance

[ in-duhk-tuhns ]
/ ɪnˈdʌk təns /
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noun Electricity.

that property of a circuit by which a change in current induces, by electromagnetic induction, an electromotive force. Symbol: LCompare inductive coupling, mutual inductance, self-inductance.

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Origin of inductance

First recorded in 1885–90; induct + -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for inductance

inductance
/ (ɪnˈdʌktəns) /

noun

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 henriesSymbol: L See also self-inductance, mutual inductance
another name for inductor
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Scientific definitions for inductance

inductance
[ ĭn-dŭktəns ]

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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Cultural definitions for inductance

inductance

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

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