stray capacitance

Definitions

Electronics

  • A capacitance which is not concentrated within a capacitor. It is usually undesired, and examples include the capacitance between the turns in a coil, or between adjacent conductors of a circuit. This contrasts with lumped capacitance, which is concentrated within a capacitor. Also called self-capacitance, distributed capacitance, or wiring capacitance.
  • synonymself-capacitance
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