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Meaning of REACTANCE

Pronunciation:  ree'aktuns

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  opposition to the flow of electric current resulting from inductance and capacitance (rather than resistance)

REACTANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: electrical phenomenon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*act"ance\, n. [React + -ance.] (Elec.)
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.