Wien capacitance bridge

Wien capacitance bridge

[′vēn kə′pas·əd·əns ‚brij]
(electricity)
A four-arm alternating-current bridge used to measure capacitance in terms of resistance and frequency; two adjacent arms contain capacitors respectively in parallel and in series with resistors, while the other two arms are nonreactive resistors; bridge balance depends on frequency.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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