# Capacitance vs. Induction — What's the Difference?

## Definitions

#### Capacitance➦

Capacitance is the ratio of the amount of electric charge stored on a conductor to a difference in electric potential. There are two closely related notions of capacitance: self capacitance and mutual capacitance.

#### Induction➦

The act or an instance of inducting.

#### Capacitance➦

The ratio of charge to potential on an electrically charged, isolated conductor.

#### Induction➦

A ceremony or formal act by which a person is inducted, as into office or military service.

#### Capacitance➦

The ratio of the electric charge transferred from one to the other of a pair of conductors to the resulting potential difference between them.

#### Induction➦

The generation of electromotive force in a closed circuit by a varying magnetic flux through the circuit.

#### Capacitance➦

The property of a circuit element that permits it to store charge.

#### Induction➦

The charging of an isolated conducting object by momentarily grounding it while a charged body is nearby.

#### Capacitance➦

The part of the circuit exhibiting capacitance.

#### Induction➦

The process of deriving general principles from particular facts or instances.

#### Capacitance➦

The property of an electric circuit or its element that permits it to store charge, defined as the ratio of stored charge to potential over that element or circuit (Q/V); SI unit: farad (F).

#### Induction➦

A conclusion reached by this process.

#### Capacitance➦

An element of an electrical circuit exhibiting capacitance.

#### Induction➦

(Mathematics)A two-part method of proving a theorem involving an integral parameter. First the theorem is verified for the smallest admissible value of the integer. Then it is proven that if the theorem is true for any value of the integer, it is true for the next greater value. The final proof conns the two parts.

#### Capacitance➦

An electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored.

#### Induction➦

(Medicine)The inducing of labor, whereby labor is initiated artificially with drugs such as oxytocin.

#### Capacitance➦

A measure of the ability of a capacitor to store electrical charge; the ratio of the charge on one plate of a capacitor to the potential difference between the plates.

#### Induction➦

(Medicine)The administration of anesthetic agents and the establishment of a depth of anesthesia adequate for surgery.

#### Capacitance➦

An electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

#### Induction➦

(Biochemistry)The process of initiating or increasing the production of an enzyme, as in genetic transcription.

#### Capacitance➦

An electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

#### Induction➦

(Embryology)The process by which one part of an embryo causes adjacent tissues or parts to change form or shape, as by the diffusion of hormones or other chemicals.

#### Induction➦

Presentation of material, such as facts or evidence, in support of an argument or proposition.

#### Induction➦

A preface or prologue, especially to an early English play.

#### Induction➦

An act of inducting.

#### Induction➦

A formal ceremony in which a person is appointed to an office or into military service.

#### Induction➦

The process of showing a newcomer around a place where they will work or study.

#### Induction➦

An act of inducing.

#### Induction➦

(physics) Generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field.

#### Induction➦

(logic) Derivation of general principles from specific instances.

#### Induction➦

(mathematics) A method of proof of a theorem by first proving it for a specific case (often an integer; usually 0 or 1) and showing that, if it is true for one case then it must be true for the next.

#### Induction➦

(theater) Use of rumors to twist and complicate the plot of a play or to narrate in a way that does not have to state truth nor fact within the play.

#### Induction➦

(embryology) Given a group of cells that emits or displays a substance, the influence of this substance on the fate of a second group of cells

#### Induction➦

(mechanical engineering) The delivery of air to the cylinders of an internal combustion piston engine.

#### Induction➦

(medicine) The process of inducing the birth process.

#### Induction➦

(obsolete) An introduction.

#### Induction➦

The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement.
I know not you; nor am I well pleased to make this time, as the affair now stands, the induction of your acquaintance.
These promises are fair, the parties sure,And our induction dull of prosperous hope.

#### Induction➦

An introduction or introductory scene, as to a play; a preface; a prologue.
This is but an induction: I will drawThe curtains of the tragedy hereafter.

#### Induction➦

The act or process of reasoning from a part to a whole, from particulars to generals, or from the individual to the universal; also, the result or inference so reached.
Induction is an inference drawn from all the particulars.
Induction is the process by which we conclude that what is true of certain individuals of a class, is true of the whole class, or that what is true at certain times will be true in similar circumstances at all times.

#### Induction➦

The introduction of a clergyman into a benefice, or of an official into a office, with appropriate acts or ceremonies; the giving actual possession of an ecclesiastical living or its temporalities.

#### Induction➦

A process of demonstration in which a general truth is gathered from an examination of particular cases, one of which is known to be true, the examination being so conducted that each case is made to depend on the preceding one; - called also successive induction.

#### Induction➦

The property by which one body, having electrical or magnetic polarity, causes or induces it in another body without direct contact; an impress of electrical or magnetic force or condition from one body on another without actual contact.

#### Induction➦

A formal entry into an organization or position or office;
His initiation into the club
He was ordered to report for induction into the army
He gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame

#### Induction➦

An electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current

#### Induction➦

Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles

#### Induction➦

The process whereby changes in the current flow in a circuit produce magnetism or an EMF

#### Induction➦

Stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors;
The elicitation of his testimony was not easy

#### Induction➦

(physics) a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current

#### Induction➦

The act of bringing about something (especially at an early time);
The induction of an anesthetic state

#### Induction➦

An act that sets in motion some course of events