from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ability or power to conduct or transmit heat, electricity, or sound.
- n. The conductance of a material.
- n. Physiology The conductibility of a structure, especially the ability of a nerve to transmit a wave of excitation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ability of a material to conduct electricity, heat, fluid or sound
- n. The reciprocal of resistivity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or power of conducting, or of receiving and transmitting, as heat, electricity, etc..
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physics, the power of conducting heat, electricity, or sound; the property of being conductive.
- n. In physiology, the power of a nerve to conduct an impulse.
- n. The thermometric conductivity of the atmosphere; the change in temperature of the atmosphere due to its calorimetric conductivity. It is equal to the latter divided by the specific heat of a unit volume, or by the product of the specific heat of a unit mass multiplied by the density of the gas. It is therefore a large quantity in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
conductive + -ity (Wiktionary)