capacitor

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capacitor

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  1. (noun) 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.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Video explains what a capacitor is and how to make one - Boing Boing make video about visible sound and vibration - Boing Boing
  2. The flux capacitor is what makes time travel possible. - 10 things we learned from 'Back to the Future'
  3. 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. - Will Zimmerman Wins Royal Society's Brian Mercer Award For Innovation For 'Bubble-Maker' That Boosts Algae Biofuel Production
  4. 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 ... - Will Zimmerman Wins Royal Society's Brian Mercer Award For Innovation For 'Bubble-Maker' That Boosts Algae Biofuel Production
  5. Mr. Fusion was just the thing that powered the flux capacitor from the end of the first movie on. - And off we go!

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