Pronunciation: (kon"duk-tiv'i-tē), [key]
1. Physics.the property or power of conducting heat, electricity, or sound.
2. Also called specific conductance. Elect.a measure of the ability of a given substance to conduct electric current, equal to the reciprocal of the resistance of the substance. Symbol: σ
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