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

[syn: induction,

2. an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit;

[syn: inductor,

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inductance \In*duc"tance\, n. (Elec.) Capacity for induction; the coefficient of self-induction. Note: The unit of inductance is the henry. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inductance n 1: an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current [syn: induction, inductance] 2: an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit [syn: inductor, inductance]