noun, Electricity.
conductivity (def 2).
[kon-duhk-tiv-i-tee] /ˌkɒn dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti/
noun, plural conductivities.
Physics. the property or power of conducting heat, electricity, or sound.
Also called specific conductance. Electricity. 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.
noun (pl) -ties
Also called conduction. the property of transmitting heat, electricity, or sound

a measure of the ability of a substance to conduct electricity; the reciprocal of resistivity
in the case of a solution, the electrolytic conductivity is the current density divided by the electric field strength, measured in siemens per metre Formerly called specific conductance

See thermal conductivity

conductivity con·duc·tiv·i·ty (kŏn’dŭk-tĭv’ĭ-tē)

The ability or power to conduct or transmit heat, electricity, or sound.

The ability of a body structure to transmit an electric impulse, especially the ability of a nerve to transmit a wave of excitation.


The ability to transfer heat, electricity, or sound by conduction.

See conductance.


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