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# conductance

[kuh n-duhk-tuh ns]
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noun Electricity.
1. the conducting power, especially the power to conduct alternating current, of a conductor, equal to the real part of the admittance, and in a circuit with no reactance equal to the reciprocal of the resistance. Symbol: G

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First recorded in 1880–85; conduct + -ance
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## Examples from the Web for conductance

### Historical Examples

• #### The exact correlative terms are resistance and conductance, resistivity and conductivity.

Cyclopedia of Telephony &amp; Telegraphy Vol. 1

Kempster Miller

• #### As conductance is the reciprocal of resistance it is measured by the reciprocal ohm or mho.

A. Frederick Collins

• #### This rule may be understood better if we consider the conductance of the conductors in parallel.

Physics

Willis Eugene Tower

British Dictionary definitions for conductance

# conductance

noun
1. the ability of a system to conduct electricity, measured by the ratio of the current flowing through the system to the potential difference across it; the reciprocal of resistance. It is measured in reciprocal ohms, mhos, or siemensSymbol: G
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conductance in Medicine

# conductance

(kən-dŭktəns)
n.
1. A measure of a material's ability to conduct electric charge; the reciprocal of the resistance.
2. The ease with which a fluid or gas enters and flows through a conduit, air passage, or respiratory tract.