vibrating capacitor

vibrating capacitor

[′vī‚brād·iŋ kə′pas·əd·ər]
(electricity)
A capacitor whose capacitance is varied in a cyclic manner to produce an alternating voltage proportional to the charge on the capacitor; used in a vibrating-reed electrometer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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