|—n , pl -ties|
|1.||Also called: conduction the property of transmitting heat, electricity, or sound|
|a. a measure of the ability of a substance to conduct electricity; the reciprocal of resistivity|
|b. Formerly called: specific conductance in the case of a solution, the electrolytic conductivity is the current density divided by the electric field strength, measured in siemens per metre|
|3.||See thermal conductivity|
conductivity con·duc·tiv·i·ty (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.