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conductance

[ kuhn-duhk-tuhns ]

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. : G


conductance

/ kənˈdʌktəns /

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 siemens G


conductance

/ kən-dŭktəns /

  1. A measure of the ability of a material to carry electric current. For direct current, conductance is called conductivity and is equal to 1/R, where R is the resistance of the material. For alternating current, conductance is called admittance . Conductance is measured in mhos.
  2. See more at admittance


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Word History and Origins

Origin of conductance1

First recorded in 1880–85; conduct + -ance

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Example Sentences

When this current reaches the second electrode, it changes the electrode’s conductance—that is, how well it can pass on electrical information.

On the first try, however, the team found that the burst of chemical signaling was able to change the artificial neuron’s conductance long-term, similar to the neuroscience dogma “neurons that fire together, wire together.”

Theoretically, it made sense that dopamine would change the artificial neuron’s conductance, similar to learning.

The cup itself is generally filled with a thin oil of good conductance.

Ratios of measured to predicted values were used for basal metabolism (Hbr) and minimum wet thermal conductance (Cmwr).

Minimum thermal conductance occurs when total heat transfer through these layers is reduced to its lowest possible rate.

This seasonal shift in Tlc occurred as the result of a seasonal change in minimum thermal conductance (Table 3).

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

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