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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A measure of a material's ability to conduct electric charge; the reciprocal of the resistance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A measure of the ability of a body to conduct electricity; the reciprocal of its resistance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Conducting power; -- the reciprocal of resistance. A suggested unit is the mho, the reciprocal of the ohm.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a material's capacity to conduct electricity; measured as the reciprocal of electrical resistance

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