Definition of permittivity
: the ability of a material to store electrical potential energy under the influence of an electric field measured by the ratio of the capacitance of a capacitor with the material as dielectric to its capacitance with vacuum as dielectric —called also dielectric constant
Origin of permittivity
1permit + -ivity (as in selectivity)
First Known Use: 1887
Rhymes with permittivity
absorptivity, adaptivity, additivity, affectivity, aggressivity, coercivity, collectivity, compulsivity, conductivity, connectivity, creativity, destructivity, diffusivity, directivity, effectivity, emissivity, emotivity, exclusivity, exhaustivity, expansivity, expressivity, impassivity, impulsivity, inactivity, inclusivity, infectivity, negativity, objectivity, perceptivity, positivity, primitivity, productivity, progressivity, reactivity, receptivity, reflexivity, relativity, resistivity, retentivity, selectivity, self-activity, sensitivity, subjectivity, transitivity
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "permittivity"
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