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# specific resistance

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noun Electricity.

# resistivity

[ree-zis-tiv-i-tee]
noun
1. the power or property of resistance.
2. Also called specific resistance. Electricity. the resistance between opposite faces of a one-centimeter cube of a given material; ratio of electric intensity to cross-sectional area; reciprocal of conductivity.

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First recorded in 1880–85; resistive + -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for specific-resistance

# specific resistance

noun
1. the former name for resistivity

# resistivity

noun
1. the electrical property of a material that determines the resistance of a piece of given dimensions. It is equal to RA/l, where R is the resistance, A the cross-sectional area, and l the length, and is the reciprocal of conductivity. It is measured in ohmsSymbol: ρ Former name: specific resistance
2. the power or capacity to resist; resistance
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specific-resistance in Science

# resistivity

[rē′zĭs-tĭvĭ-tē]
1. A measure of the potential electrical resistance of a conductive material. It is determined experimentally using the equation ρ = RA/l, where R is the measured resistance of some length of the material, A is its cross-sectional area (which must be uniform), and l is its length. It is measured in ohm-meters.