that property of a circuit by which a change in current induces, by electromagnetic induction, an electromotive force. Symbol: L. Compare inductive coupling, mutual inductance, self-inductance.
inductor (def 1).
Also called induction. the property of an electric circuit as a result of which an electromotive force is created by a change of current in the same circuit (self-inductance) or in a neighbouring circuit (mutual inductance). It is usually measured in henries L See also self-inductance, mutual inductance