conductive

adjective
con·​duc·​tive | \ kən-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce conductive (audio) \

Definition of conductive

: having conductivity : relating to conduction (as of electricity)

Examples of conductive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the clip — shared on social media last week — Bloom crafts his rendition of the song with a Makey Makey, a device that allows users to create circuits through any kind of conductive object. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 7 Sep. 2021 In this case, conductive carbon fibers mixed into cement (a main ingredient of concrete) substitute for the electrolyte. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 19 July 2021 The drag comes partly from the way the conductive film interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field and with plasma in the ionosphere, creating an electrodynamic force, said Rob Hoyt, founder and president of Tethers Unlimited, which makes the device. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 The battery features graphene anodes, which are 1,000 times more conductive than carbon black anodes. Chris Smith, BGR, 10 Aug. 2021 The drag comes partly from the way the conductive film interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field and with plasma in the ionosphere, creating an electrodynamic force, said Rob Hoyt, founder and president of Tethers Unlimited, which makes the device. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 The drag comes partly from the way the conductive film interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field and with plasma in the ionosphere, creating an electrodynamic force, said Rob Hoyt, founder and president of Tethers Unlimited, which makes the device. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 But even after adding insulation to wall cavities, heat can still slip out through thermal bridges —conductive materials, such as wood studs. BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2021 The handheld device works by touching conductive gel on the skin’s surface, and it was first approved to treat cluster headaches in adults in 2017. Maddie Bender, Scientific American, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of conductive

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conductive was in 1840

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25 Sep 2021

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“Conductive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conductive. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for conductive

conductive

adjective
con·​duc·​tive | \ -ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce conductive (audio) \

Medical Definition of conductive

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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