- A circuit parameter, such as resistance or inductance, which is distributed throughout a circuit or along the entire length of a transmission line. For instance, series resistance in a two-wire transmission line, or the distributed resistance of a wire coil. This contrasts with a lumped component, which is concentrated within discrete components such as resistors or capacitors. Also called distributed constant, distributed parameter, or stray component.
- synonym distributed constant
- synonym distributed parameter
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