from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Exhibiting conductivity.

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  • adj. Able to conduct electrical current or heat
  • adj. of, or relating to conductivity of a material

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the quality or power of conducting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the power or property of conducting: as, conductive bodies. See conductivity.
  • Resulting from conduction: as, the conductive discharge of electricity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the quality or power of conducting heat or electricity or sound; exhibiting conductivity


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