Meaning of RESISTIVITY in English


rə̇ˌziˈstivəd.ē, (ˌ)rēˌz- noun

( -es )

Etymology: resistive + -ity

1. : capacity for resisting : resistance

high chemical resistivity


a. : a characteristic of a given substance upon which depends the electrical resistance of a body of that substance

b. : the longitudinal electrical resistance of a uniform rod of unit length and unit cross-sectional area — called also specific resistance

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