superconductivity

noun su·per·con·duc·tiv·i·ty \ ˌsü-pər-ˌkän-ˌdək-ˈti-və-tē , -kən- \

Definition of superconductivity

: a complete disappearance of electrical resistance in a substance especially at very low temperatures

superconductor

play \ˌsü-pər-kən-ˈdək-tər\ noun

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1913

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Definition of superconductivity for English Language Learners

  • : the ability of something (such as a metal) to allow electricity to flow through it easily especially at very low temperatures


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