from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Electricity Opposition to the flow of alternating current caused by the inductance and capacitance in a circuit rather than by resistance.
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- n. The opposition to the change in flow of current in an alternating current circuit, due to inductance and capacitance; the imaginary part of the impedance.
- n. An emotional reaction in direct contradiction to rules or regulations that threaten or eliminate specific behavioral freedoms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The influence of a coil of wire upon an alternating current passing through it, tending to choke or diminish the current, or the similar influence of a condenser; inductive resistance. Reactance is measured in ohms. The reactance of a circuit is equal to the component of the impressed electro-motive force at right angles to the current divided by the current, that is, the component of the impedance due to the self-inductance or capacity of the circuit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity, the apparent resistance of an alternating-current circuit due to self-induction, which consumes no power; the ratio of the wattless component of the alternating electromotive force divided by the current. See impedance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. opposition to the flow of electric current resulting from inductance and capacitance (rather than resistance)
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To distinguish the two kinds of reactance, that due to the capacity is called _capacity reactance_ and that due to inductance is called _inductive reactance_.
According to a field of study called reactance theory, writes Dr. Cialdini, Whenever free choice is limited or threatened, the need to retain our freedoms makes us desire them as well as the goods and services associated with them significantly more than previously.
The degree in which any current is opposed by inductance is termed the reactance of that inductance.
These produce an effect known as reactance, which changes as the frequency changes.
'presence of a group identity', 'reactance' and 'systematic processing'.
I do believe a state of reactance (Reactance Theory) has been occurring for quite a long time, maybe since the election.
In wired circuits, alternating current impedance is resistance plus the phase of the current reactance.
If you've been wounded by Christianity or feel like our world is being wounded, it is easy to be bitter or reactive and to pass that reactance on to any children who look up to you.
So many, in fact, that they are bring out the reactance in me.
The reactance XL is approximately (see Table 3) 0.30 [W/km] so with formula 1 and knowing and XL, both RL, and D can be estimated