Etymology
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inductance (n.)

1879, in electricity, from induct + -ance.

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Definitions of inductance

inductance (n.)
an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current;
Synonyms: induction
inductance (n.)
an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit;
Synonyms: inductor
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