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- specific action,
- specific activity,
- specific charge,
- specific dynamic action,
- specific epithet,
- specific gravity,
- specific heat,
- specific heat capacity
[ kon-duhk-tiv-i-tee ]
/ ˌkɒn dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti /
noun, plural con·duc·tiv·i·ties.
Origin of conductivity
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/ (ˌkɒndʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
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
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[ kŏn′dŭk-tĭv′ĭ-tē ]
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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[ kŏn′dŭk-tĭv′ĭ-tē ]
The ability to transfer heat, electricity, or sound by conduction.
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