specific-conductance

specific conductance

noun Electricity.
conductivity ( def 2 ).
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conductivity

[kon-duhk-tiv-i-tee]
noun, plural conductivities.
1.
Physics. the property or power of conducting heat, electricity, or sound.
2.
Also called specific conductance. Electricity. a measure of the ability of a given substance to conduct electric current, equal to the reciprocal of the resistance of the substance. Symbol: σ

Origin:
1830–40; conductive + -ity

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conductivity (ˌkɒndʌkˈtɪvɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  Also called: conduction the property of transmitting heat, electricity, or sound
2.  κ
 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

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conductivity con·duc·tiv·i·ty (kŏn'dŭk-tĭv'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The ability or power to conduct or transmit heat, electricity, or sound.

  2. 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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conductivity   (kŏn'dŭk-tĭv'ĭ-tē)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The ability to transfer heat, electricity, or sound by conduction.

  2. See conductance.


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