electrolytic capacitor

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electrolytic capacitor

[i′lek·trə‚lid·ik kə′pas·əd·ər]
(electricity)
A capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte; a dielectric film, usually a thin layer of gas, is formed on the surface of one electrode. Also known as electrolytic condenser.
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