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conductance

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noun Electricity.
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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Origin of conductance

First recorded in 1880–85; conduct + -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for conductance

conductance
/ (kənˈdʌktəns) /

noun
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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Scientific definitions for conductance

conductance
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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. See more at admittance.
See thermal conductance.
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