con·duc·tive -'dək-tiv adj
1) having conductivity: relating to conduction (as of electricity)
2) caused by failure in the mechanisms for sound transmission in the external or middle ear <\conductive hearing loss>

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  • Conductive — Con*duct ive ( d[u^]k t[i^]v), a. Having the quality or power of conducting; as, the conductive tissue of a pistil. [1913 Webster] The ovarian walls . . . are seen to be distinctly conductive. Goodale (Gray s Bot. ). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • conductive — 1520s, from CONDUCT (Cf. conduct) + IVE (Cf. ive). Physics sense is from 1840. Related: Conductivity (1837) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conductive — [kən duk′tiv] adj. 1. having conductivity 2. having to do with conduction …   English World dictionary

  • conductive — ● conductif, conductive adjectif Capable de conduire le courant électrique. ● conductif, conductive (expressions) adjectif Couplage conductif, connexion établie entre deux circuits au moyen d un conducteur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • conductive — [[t]kəndʌ̱ktɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED A conductive substance is able to conduct things such as heat and electricity. [TECHNICAL] Salt water is much more conductive than fresh water is. Derived words: conductivity [[t]kɒ̱ndʌktɪ̱vɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT ...a… …   English dictionary

  • conductive — adjective a) Able to conduct electrical current or heat Distilled water is not electrically conductive. b) of, or relating to conductivity of a material Syn: conductant Ant …   Wiktionary

  • conductive — con|duc|tive [kənˈdʌktıv] adj able to conduct electricity, heat etc ▪ Copper is a very conductive metal. >conductivity [ˌkɔndʌkˈtıvıti US ˌka:n ] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conductive — adjective technical able to conduct electricity, heat etc: Copper is a very conductive metal. conductivity noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • conductive — UK [kənˈdʌktɪv] / US adjective physics a conductive substance allows heat or electricity to pass through it Derived word: conductivity UK / US noun uncountable …   English dictionary

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