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- (electricity) The resistance offered at a particular temperature by an electrical conductor of any given material in a cube of unit length, expressed in ohm-metres (Ωm) in the metric system of measurement.
- (thermodynamics) The reciprocal of thermal conductivity, having SI unit: m K W-1
capacity of resistance to electricity
- William Dwight Whitney and Benjamin E[li] Smith, editors (1914), “resistance”, in The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, volume IV (P–Simulant), revised edition, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., OCLC 1078064371, page 5105.
- Ingo W. D. Hackh (1929) A Chemical Dictionary : Containing the Words Generally Used in Chemistry, and Many of the Terms Used in the Related Sciences … Based on Recent Chemical Literature, P. Blakiston's Son, entry “specific”, page 678