Leyden jar definition

  • noun:
    • an early on as a type of capacitor consisting of a glass jar lined inside and outside with tinfoil and achieving a conducting rod connected to the inner foil lining and fainting for the jar through an insulated stopper.
    • A glass container or bottle familiar with accumulate static electrical energy between two electrodes.
    • A glass jar or container regularly build up electricity. It is coated with tin foil, within and without, nearly to its top, and it is surmounted by a brass knob which communicates aided by the internal finish, for the true purpose of charging it with electrical energy. It is so-named from having been invented in Leyden, Holland.
    • See container.
    • an electrostatic capacitor of historical interest

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