Resistivity

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resistivity

[‚rē‚zis′tiv·əd·ē]
(electricity)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Resistivity

 

(or specific resistance), a physical quantity equal to the electrical resistance of a cylindrical conductor of unit length and unit cross-sectional area. Designated p, resistivity is usually expressed in ohm-centimeters or ohm-meters.

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electrical resistivity, specific resistance

The resistance, in ohms, of an electric conductor of unit cross-sectional area and unit length.
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