American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A measure of a material's ability to conduct electric charge; the reciprocal of the resistance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity: the conducting power of a given mass of specified material of specified shape and connections.
- n. in alternating-current circuits, the energy component of admittance, defined as the ratio of the energy current divided by the electromotive force. See admittance. 6.
- n. physics A measure of the ability of a body to conduct electricity; the reciprocal of its resistance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Elec.) Conducting power; -- the reciprocal of
resistance. A suggested unit is the mho, the reciprocal of the ohm.
- n. a material's capacity to conduct electricity; measured as the reciprocal of electrical resistance
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