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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conductivity  \Con`duc*tiv"i*ty\ 
  (k[o^]n`d[u^]k*t[i^]v"[i^]*t[y^]),  n. 
  The  quality  or  power  of  conducting,  or  of  receiving  and 
  transmitting,  as  heat,  electricity,  etc.;  as  the 
  conductivity  of  a  nerve. 
 
  {Thermal  conductivity}  (Physics),  the  quantity  of  heat  that 
  passes  in  unit  time  through  unit  area  of  a  plate  whose 
  thickness  is  unity,  when  its  opposite  faces  differ  in 
  temperature  by  one  degree. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conductivity 
  n  :  the  transmission  of  heat  or  electricity  or  sound  [syn:  {conduction}] 




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