Leyden jar

Definition of Leyden jar

Ley´den jar´   Pronunciation: lī´d'n jär´; 277
n.1.(Elec.) A glass jar or bottle used to accumulate electricity. It is coated with tin foil, within and without, nearly to its top, and is surmounted by a brass knob which communicates with the inner coating, for the purpose of charging it with electricity. It is so named from having been invented in Leyden, Holland.

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capacitance, capacitor, condenser, electrical condenser, Leiden jar
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