American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ability or power to conduct or transmit heat, electricity, or sound.
- n. The conductance of a material.
- n. Physiology The conductibility of a structure, especially the ability of a nerve to transmit a wave of excitation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physics, the power of conducting heat, electricity, or sound; the property of being conductive. In the case of heat (thermal conductivity) solids have in general a much higher degree of conductivity than liquids, and liquids than gases, the last being practically destitute of conductive power; both liquids and gases become heated by convection (which see), not by conduction. Furthermore, among solids the conductivity of metals for heat is greater than that of stony bodies, that of animal and vegetable substances being the least of all. Metals have also a relatively high degree of conductivity for electricity, a charge of electricity distributing itself freely over a metallic surface, and an electrical current passing more or less readily through a metallic wire. Those metals which are the best conductors of heat, as silver, copper, and gold, are also the best electrical conductors. The conductivity of many solids (glass, sulphur, resin) is nearly zero for electricity; the same is true to a less degree of most liquids and also of gases. With any substance the conductivity for electricity is the reciprocal of the resistance. See
- n. In physiology, the power of a nerve to conduct an impulse.
- n. The thermometric conductivity of the atmosphere; the change in temperature of the atmosphere due to its calorimetric conductivity. It is equal to the latter divided by the specific heat of a unit volume, or by the product of the specific heat of a unit mass multiplied by the density of the gas. It is therefore a large quantity in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
- n. The ability of a material to conduct electricity, heat, fluid or sound
- n. physics The reciprocal of resistivity
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or power of conducting, or of receiving and transmitting, as heat, electricity, etc..
- n. the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
- conductive + -ity (Wiktionary)
“Does ESPN place sensors that measure "skin conductivity" and, says ESPN researcher Artie Bulgrin, also check for "almost imperceptible amount of perspiration that you might not feel but the probes can identify"?”
“Sensors for "skin conductivity," says Bulgrin, check for "almost imperceptible amount of perspiration, which you might not feel but the probes can identify.”
“Lie detectors do little more than measure some variables (such as skin conductivity, or how sweaty one's fingers become) to detect the emotion of anxiety that arises when one is lying.”
“It was known that some of these oxides may conduct electricity, but their conductivity is normally very limited.”
“Results indicate the cement’s electrical conductivity is on par with that of manganese at room temperature.”
“A major strategy for making thermoelectric materials energy efficient is to lower the thermal conductivity without affecting the electrical conductivity, which is how well electricity can travel through the substance.”
“The new EPA guidelines were designed to gauge the health of nearby streams based on their levels of conductivity, which is an indicator of water's purity.”
“Specifically, we've shown that the hybridization of electronic wave functions of alloy constituents in HMAs makes it possible to enhance thermopower without much reduction of electric conductivity, which is not the case for conventional thermoelectric materials," he says.”
“To show the conductivity was the result of flowing lithium ions and not some breakdown of the material, the team used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements to probe powdered Li”
“We were doing something called conductivity sampling, where you basically drop a device in the water that measures the electric conductivity in the water, which is a primary indicator if you have certain pollution problems, like leaking septic tanks.”
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