Pronunciation: (rē"zis-tiv'i-tē), [key]
1. the power or property of resistance.
2. Also called specific resistance. Elect.the resistance between opposite faces of a one-centimeter cube of a given material; ratio of electric intensity to cross-sectional area; reciprocal of conductivity.
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