superconductor

noun
su·​per·​con·​duc·​tor | \ ˌsü-pər-kən-ˈdək-tər How to pronounce superconductor (audio) \
plural superconductors

Definition of superconductor

: a substance that exhibits no electrical resistance : a substance exhibiting superconductivity Add a layer of aluminum oxide to a crystal made of neatly stacked soccer-ball shaped carbon molecules known as buckyballs, and the result is a superconductor that effortlessly carries electricity at relatively warm temperatures.— Kenneth Chang

First Known Use of superconductor

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superconductor was in 1913

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“Superconductor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superconductor. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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superconductor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of superconductor

technical : a material or object that allows electricity to flow through it easily at very low temperatures

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