capacitor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

capacity + -or

Capacitor replaced the term condenser (coined by Alessandro Volta in 1782) to disambiguate it from steam condenser. The coiner is unknown[1] but the change was recommended in 1926 by British Standard Glossary of Terms in Electrical Engineering.

Noun[edit]

capacitor (plural capacitors)

  1. (electronics) An electronic component capable of storing electrical energy in an electric field; especially one consisting of two conductors separated by a dielectric.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Giovanni Saggio, Principles of Analog Electronics, p. 123, CRC Press, 2014 ISBN 1466582022.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

capacitor m (plural capacitores)

  1. capacitor

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

capacitor m (plural capacitores)

  1. capacitor