from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A measure of the ability of a material to resist the formation of an electric field within it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A property of a dielectric medium that determines the forces that electric charges placed in the medium exert on each other.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In elec., degree of permittance; the ratio of permittance of a dielectric to that of air.
- n. In electricity, degree of permittance; the ratio of permittance of a dielectric to that of air.
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