conductive

[kuh n-duhk-tiv]

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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conductive

adjective
  1. of, denoting, or having the property of conduction
Derived Formsconductively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conductive
adj.

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

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