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conductivity

Synonyms:
  • conductance
1. Physics. The ability to conduct or transmit electricity or heat.
The electrical conductivity is the reciprocal of electrical resistivity. SI-unit is siemens/m (S/m).
2. Physiology. The ability of a body structure to transmit nervous impulses, sound waves, electricity, or heat.

conduction: the transfer of nervous impulses, sound waves, electricity, or heat.