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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conductance  \Con*duct"ance\  (k[o^]n*d[u^]k"tans),  n.  [Conduct, 
  v.  +  -ance.]  (Elec.) 
  Conducting  power;  --  the  reciprocal  of  {resistance}.  A 
  suggested  unit  is  the  mho,  the  reciprocal  of  the  ohm. 
 
  Conductance  is  an  attribute  of  any  specified  conductor, 
  and  refers  to  its  shape,  length,  and  other  factors. 
  Conductivity  is  an  attribute  of  any  specified  material 
  without  direct  reference  to  its  shape  or  other  factors. 
  --Sloane's 
  Elec.  Dict. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conductance 
  n  :  a  material's  capacity  to  conduct  electricity;  measured  as 
  the  reciprocal  of  electrical  resistance 




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