transmissivity

[ trans-mi-siv-i-tee, tranz- ]
/ ˌtræns mɪˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌtrænz- /

noun Physics.

a measure of the ability of a material or medium to transmit electromagnetic energy, as light.

Nearby words

  1. transmission,
  2. transmission density,
  3. transmission line,
  4. transmissive,
  5. transmissively,
  6. transmissometer,
  7. transmit,
  8. transmittal,
  9. transmittance,
  10. transmittancy

Compare transmittance.

Origin of transmissivity

First recorded in 1910–15; transmiss(ion) + -ive + -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for transmissivity

transmissivity

/ (ˌtrænzmɪˈsɪvɪtɪ) /

noun

physics a measure of the ability of a material to transmit radiation, equal to the internal transmittance of the material under conditions in which the path of the radiation has unit length
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