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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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Origin of conductance

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 & Telegraphy Vol. 1

    Kempster Miller

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

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book

    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.
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conductance in Science

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. See more at admittance.
  2. See thermal conductance.
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