Meaning of resistivity


Pronunciation: (rē"zis-tiv'i-tē), [key]
— n.
  1. the power or property of resistance.
  2. Also calledthe resistance between opposite faces of a one-centimeter cube of a given material; ratio of electric intensity to cross-sectional area; reciprocal of conductivity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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