What the expression CIVIL means

In summary, the term "civil" can have various meanings, including being related to the general public or society and being polite or well-mannered. In law and politics, it can refer to non-criminal matters and the relationship between citizens and their government. There is a slight difference between "civil" and "civilized," with the latter describing cultured behavior. "Civil" can also be used to describe a person's behavior or someone who is not in the military or part of a religious order. It is often used in discussions about social issues and the behavior of individuals within a society.
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Does anybody know what the expression CIVIL means when dealing with reactance, capacitors etc?

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S Browitt
 
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sbrowitt said:
Does anybody know what the expression CIVIL means when dealing with reactance, capacitors etc?

Thanks

S Browitt
It probably means the same thing as "ELI the ICE man". For an inductor (L) the voltage (E or V) leads the current (I) while for a capacitor (C) the current leads the voltage. This refers to the phase relationships between the two quatities in the different circuit elements.
 

1. What is the definition of the term "civil"?

The term "civil" can have multiple meanings, but it is commonly used to describe something that is related to or involves the general public or society as a whole. It can also refer to being courteous, polite, or well-mannered.

2. How is the term "civil" used in law or politics?

In law and politics, "civil" can refer to matters that are not criminal in nature, such as civil rights or civil lawsuits. It can also describe the relationship between citizens and their government, as in civil liberties.

3. Is there a difference between "civil" and "civilized"?

Yes, there is a slight difference between the two terms. "Civil" is often used as an adjective to describe something related to society or its citizens, while "civilized" is an adjective that describes being polite, cultured, or well-behaved.

4. Can "civil" be used to describe a person?

Yes, "civil" can be used to describe a person's behavior or demeanor. It can also be used to describe someone who is not in the military or part of a religious order.

5. How does the term "civil" relate to social issues?

The term "civil" is often used in discussions about social issues, such as civil rights, civil society, or civil discourse. It can also be used to describe the behavior and interactions of individuals within a society.

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