American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A measure of the ability of a magnetic circuit to conduct magnetic flux; the reciprocal of reluctance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or fact of permeating; permeation.
- n. In physical, the reciprocal of the reluctance of a magnetic circuit; magnetic conductance.
- n. A measure of the degree to which a material allows a fluid to permeate it.
- n. physics The reciprocal of reluctance in a magnetic circuit; the analogue of conductance in an electrical circuit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Magnetism) Permeation. the reciprocal of reluctance.
- From stem of Latin permere ("to penetrate") + -ance (Wiktionary)
- From Latin permeāre, to penetrate; see permeate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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