from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A measure of the ability of a magnetic circuit to conduct magnetic flux; the reciprocal of reluctance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A measure of the degree to which a material allows a fluid to permeate it.
- n. The reciprocal of reluctance in a magnetic circuit; the analogue of conductance in an electrical circuit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Permeation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or fact of permeating; permeation.
- n. In physical, the reciprocal of the reluctance of a magnetic circuit; magnetic conductance.
Libertys permeance in American society often makes its manifestations elusive or invisible to those born into it.
Her latest post is about the near-permeance of suburban landscapes: "In urban areas, there's rich precedent for the transformation or reuse of abandoned lots or buildings.