Origin of conductivity
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- Also called: conduction the property of transmitting heat, electricity, or sound
- a measure of the ability of a substance to conduct electricity; the reciprocal of resistivity
- in the case of a solution, the electrolytic conductivity is the current density divided by the electric field strength, measured in siemens per metreFormerly called: specific conductance
- See thermal conductivity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- The ability or power to conduct or transmit heat, electricity, or sound.
- The ability of a body structure to transmit an electric impulse, especially the ability of a nerve to transmit a wave of excitation.
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- The ability to transfer heat, electricity, or sound by conduction.
- See conductance.
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