from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An electric circuit element used to store charge temporarily, consisting in general of two metallic plates separated and insulated from each other by a dielectric. Also called condenser.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An electronic component capable of storing an electric charge; especially one consisting of two conductors separated by a dielectric.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a device used in electronic circuits to hold electrical charge, consisting of two conducting plates separated by a nonconducting (dielectric) medium; it is characterized by its capacitance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
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Video explains what a capacitor is and how to make one - Boing Boing make video about visible sound and vibration
The flux capacitor is what makes time travel possible.
A bubble-maker that looks like the flux capacitor from the Back to the Future films last night won a £250,000 prize from the Royal Society for its ability to transform the cost and effectiveness of growing algae for biofuel, treating sewage and cooling computers.
A bubble-maker that looks like the flux capacitor from the Back to the Future films last night won a £250,000 prize from the Royal Society ...
Mr. Fusion was just the thing that powered the flux capacitor from the end of the first movie on.
Charging a capacitor is like falling out of an airplane.
A circuit with an inductor and a capacitor is like a pendulum.
Then there's that other really important thing that happened on Nov. 5 -- specifically, Nov. 5, 1955, the day that Doc Emmett Brown slipped, hit his head and invented the flux capacitor, which is what makes time travel possible.
Next, access the safety interlock circuit of the prefire capacitor, which is located immediately behind the housing of the prefire chamber.
Sometimes a single capacitor, which is exchanged from time to time to adjust the pf, is sufficient.