**Q: **Is capacitance the ability of a body to store an electric charge? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is capacitance usually a shorthand for the mutual capacitance between two adjacent conductors? ¶

**A: **Yes, such as the two plates of a capacitor.

**Q: **Is capacitance a function of frequency? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is capacitance called elastance? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is capacitance small unless the conductors are close together for long distances or over a large area? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is capacitance a function only of the geometry of the design and the permittivity of the dielectric material between the plates of the capacitor? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is capacitance very nearly proportional to the surface area of the conductor plates and inversely proportional to the separation distance between the plates? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is capacitance proportional to the area of overlap and inversely proportional to the separation between conducting sheets? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is capacitance the farad? ¶

**A: **Yes, and named after the English physicist Michael Faraday.

**Q: **Is capacitance an important consideration at high frequencies? ¶

**A: **Yes.

**Q: **Is capacitance called parasitic or "stray capacitance"? ¶

**A: **Yes, Stray capacitance can allow signals to leak between otherwise isolated circuits , and it can be a limiting factor for proper functioning of circuits at high frequency.