conductive

[ kuh n-duhk-tiv ]
/ kənˈdʌk tɪv /
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adjective

having the property or capability of conducting.

Nearby words

  1. conduction,
  2. conduction analgesia,
  3. conduction anesthesia,
  4. conduction aphasia,
  5. conduction band,
  6. conductive deafness,
  7. conductive education,
  8. conductive hearing impairment,
  9. conductive heat,
  10. conductively

Origin of conductive

1520–30; < Latin conduct(us) (see conduct) + -ive

Related formscon·duc·tive·ly, adverbnon·con·duc·tive, adjectiveun·con·duc·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for conductive

conductive

/ (kənˈdʌktɪv) /

adjective

of, denoting, or having the property of conduction
Derived Formsconductively, adverb

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Word Origin and History for conductive

conductive

adj.

1520s, from conduct + -ive. Physics sense is from 1840. Related: Conductivity (1837).

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