Definitions for Conductivityˌkɒn dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•duc•tiv•i•tyˌkɒn dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the property or power of conducting heat, electricity, or sound.

    Category: Physics

  2. a measure of the ability of a substance to conduct electric current, equal to the reciprocal of the substance's resistance. Symbol:σ

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conduction, conductivity(noun)

    the transmission of heat or electricity or sound


  1. conductivity(Noun)

    The ability of a material to conduct electricity, heat, fluid or sound

  2. conductivity(Noun)

    The reciprocal of resistivity

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conductivity(noun)

    the quality or power of conducting, or of receiving and transmitting, as heat, electricity, etc.; as, the conductivity of a nerve

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Conductivity

    The relative power of conducting the electric current possessed by different substances. A path for the current through the ether is opened by the presence of a body of proper quality, and this quality, probably correlated to opacity, is termed conductivity. There is no perfect conductor, all offer some resistance, q. v., and there is hardly any perfect non-conductor. It is the reverse and reciprocal of resistance.


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