reactance
[reeaktuh ns]

noun
Electricity. the opposition of inductance and capacitance to alternating current, expressed in ohms: equal to the product of the sine of the angular phase difference between current and voltage and the ratio of the effective voltage to the effective current. Symbol: XCompare capacitive reactance, inductive reactance.
Acoustics. acoustic reactance.
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Origin of reactance
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The combined effect of resistance and reactance is called impedance.
PhysicsWillis Eugene Tower
Reactance is the effect of selfinduction in hindering the flow of current.
PhysicsWillis Eugene Tower
Impedance, however, does not equal the sum of resistance and reactance.
PhysicsWillis Eugene Tower
The degree to which the current is opposed by the capacity is the reactance of that capacity for that frequency.
Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1Kempster Miller
The degree in which any current is opposed by inductance is termed the reactance of that inductance.
Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1Kempster Miller
reactance
noun
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