conductance

conductance

[kuhn-duhk-tuhns]
noun Electricity.
the conducting power, especially the power to conduct alternating current, of a conductor, equal to the real part of the admittance, and in a circuit with no reactance equal to the reciprocal of the resistance. Symbol: G

Origin:
1880–85; conduct + -ance

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conductance (kənˈdʌktəns)
 
n
G the ability of a system to conduct electricity, measured by the ratio of the current flowing through the system to the potential difference across it; the reciprocal of resistance. It is measured in reciprocal ohms, mhos, or siemens

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conductance con·duc·tance (kən-dŭk'təns)
n.

  1. A measure of a material's ability to conduct electric charge; the reciprocal of the resistance.

  2. The ease with which a fluid or gas enters and flows through a conduit, air passage, or respiratory tract.

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conductance   (kən-dŭk'təns)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A measure of the ability of a material to carry electric current. For direct current, conductance is called conductivity and is equal to 1/R, where R is the resistance of the material. For alternating current, conductance is called admittance. Conductance is measured in mhos. See more at admittance.

  2. See thermal conductance.


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