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con·duc·tance

 (kən-dŭk′təns)
n.
1. Symbol G A measure of a material's ability to conduct electric charge; the reciprocal of the resistance.
2. Thermal conductance.
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conductance

(kənˈdʌktəns)
n
(General Physics) the ability of a system to conduct electricity, measured by the ratio of the current flowing through the system to the potential difference across it; the reciprocal of resistance. It is measured in reciprocal ohms, mhos, or siemens. Symbol: G
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con•duct•ance

(kənˈdʌk təns)

n.
(esp. in alternating current) the conducting power of a conductor, equal to the real part of the admittance, and, in a circuit with no reactance, equal to the reciprocal of the resistance. Symbol: G
[1880–85]
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con·duc·tance

(kən-dŭk′təns)
A measure of the ability of a material to carry an electric charge.
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Noun1.conductance - a material's capacity to conduct electricity; measured as the reciprocal of electrical resistance
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
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Low conductances (ESC < 40 [mu]S) were detected for 4 patients on hands and 5 patients on feet, whereas intermediate values (40 [mu]S < ESC < 60 [mu]S) were detected for 8 patients (hands) and 6 patients (feet) (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).
In Fig.1, we give the dependence of Q on the autaptic time delay for low levels of autaptic conductances. Also to make a comparison, we demonstrate Q values of the network in the absence of autapse (black straight line in Fig.1).
Here A is the surface area of presynaptic terminal, [V.sub.Na], [V.sub.K] and [V.sub.L] are the reversal potentials for the sodium, potassium and leakage currents with maximal conductances [mathematical expression not reproducible] respectively.
For the Central Tibetan Plateau, if the weak lower crustal layer consists of partially molten felsic rocks, calculations show that conductances in the range 7000 - 27,000 S will produce flow velocities of the order 1 cm/a (Fig.
Cryoprobe refrigeration ([Q.sub.load]), precooling, recuperative, and total heat exchanger conductances ([UA.sub.pc], [UA.sub.rec], and [UA.sub.total] = [UA.sub.pc] + [UA.sub.rec]), and the cryoprobe compactness target ([Q.sub.load]/[UA.sub.total], which is the figure of merit that, to first order, determines the cryoprobe size [Skye et al.
c) [O.sub.2] diffusive conductances are altered in various pregnancy complications including IUGR.
Let G = (V, E, c) be an edge-weighted graph (network) with weights (conductances) c : E [right arrow] [0, [infinity]).
The results suggest that abrupt [Zn.sup.2+] exposure alters two membrane conductances in the root membranes of both species of Arabidopsis, a rapidly initiating conductance change that hyperpolarizes the membrane and a more slowly initating change that depolarizes the membrane.
From the values of the capacitances and conductances, the Volterra series was then used to predict the level of the third-order intermodulation and its variation with input power level and operating frequencies.
The model required an estimate of the ratio of absorbing root area to transpiring leaf area ([A.sub.r]:[A.sub.1]) in order to couple the conductances in the rhizosphere (expressed per root area) with those in the plant (expressed per leaf area).
Consistent with previous work conducted on a variety of cell types, including cardiac myocytes and neurons, we found that quinine and quinidine block a number of voltage-gated conductances in the horizontal cells, including those selective for potassium, sodium, and calcium ions.
where [V.sub.i](C) and [V.sub.avg]([C.sub.avg]) are functions of the respective conductances and P(C) is the distribution function representing the probability of finding a path between a node and its adjacent node occupied by a conducting metal particle, or the polymer.