[ pur-mi-tiv-i-tee ]
/ ˌpɜr mɪˈtɪv ɪ ti /
noun, plural per·mit·tiv·i·ties.
Electricity. the ratio of the flux density produced by an electric field in a given dielectric to the flux density produced by that field in a vacuum.
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Also called dielectric constant, relative permittivity, specific inductive capacity.
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British Dictionary definitions for relative permittivity (1 of 2)
the ratio of the permittivity of a substance to that of free spaceSymbol: ε r Also called: dielectric constant
British Dictionary definitions for relative permittivity (2 of 2)
/ (ˌpɜːmɪˈtɪvɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
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Science definitions for relative permittivity (1 of 2)
The ratio of the magnetic permittivity of a substance to the permittivity of a vacuum.
Science definitions for relative permittivity (2 of 2)
[ pûr′mĭ-tĭv′ĭ-tē ]
A measure of the ability of a material to resist the formation of an electric field within it, equal to the ratio between the electric flux density and the electric field strength generated by an electric charge in the material.
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