Words nearby specific resistance
Definition for specific-resistance (2 of 2)
[ ree-zis-tiv-i-tee ]
/ ˌri zɪsˈtɪv ɪ ti /
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British Dictionary definitions for specific-resistance (1 of 2)
the former name for resistivity
British Dictionary definitions for specific-resistance (2 of 2)
/ (ˌriːzɪsˈtɪvɪtɪ) /
the electrical property of a material that determines the resistance of a piece of given dimensions. It is equal to RA/l, where R is the resistance, A the cross-sectional area, and l the length, and is the reciprocal of conductivity. It is measured in ohmsSymbol: ρ Former name: specific resistance
the power or capacity to resist; resistance
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Scientific definitions for specific-resistance
[ rē′zĭs-tĭv′ĭ-tē ]
A measure of the potential electrical resistance of a conductive material. It is determined experimentally using the equation ρ = RA/l, where R is the measured resistance of some length of the material, A is its cross-sectional area (which must be uniform), and l is its length. It is measured in ohm-meters.
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