# Definitions for resistivityˌri zɪsˈtɪv ɪ tire·sis·tiv·i·ty

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1. electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistance, resistivity, ohmic resistancenoun

a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

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1. resistivitynoun

In general, the resistance to electric current of a material. In particular, the degree to which a material resists the flow of electricity or heat.

2. resistivitynoun

The reciprocal of conductivity.

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1. resistivity

Electrical resistivity (also called specific electrical resistance or volume resistivity) is a fundamental property of a material that measures how strongly it resists electric current. A low resistivity indicates a material that readily allows electric current. Resistivity is commonly represented by the Greek letter ρ (rho). The SI unit of electrical resistivity is the ohm-meter (Ω⋅m). For example, if a 1 m3 solid cube of material has sheet contacts on two opposite faces, and the resistance between these contacts is 1 Ω, then the resistivity of the material is 1 Ω⋅m. Electrical conductivity or specific conductance is the reciprocal of electrical resistivity. It represents a material's ability to conduct electric current. It is commonly signified by the Greek letter σ (sigma), but κ (kappa) (especially in electrical engineering) and γ (gamma) are sometimes used. The SI unit of electrical conductivity is siemens per metre (S/m). Resistivity and conductivity are intensive properties of materials, giving the opposition of a standard cube of material to current. Electrical resistance and conductance are corresponding extensive properties that give the opposition of a specific object to electric current.

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1. resistivity

Resistivity, often denoted by the Greek letter ρ (rho), is a fundamental property that quantifies how strongly a given material opposes the flow of electric current. It is the measure of a material's inherent ability to resist the flow of electric charge. It is usually measured in ohm-meters (Ω⋅m) and is typically temperature dependent. A material with high resistivity is a good insulator, while a material with low resistivity is a good conductor.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of resistivity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of resistivity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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## Translations for resistivity

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• resistivitet
• resistividad
• résistivité
• resistivitas
• resistività
• удельное сопротивление

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