# Resistivity

## English translation: Resistance, capacity for resistance (spesific to materials)

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 English term or phrase: Resistivity English translation: Resistance, capacity for resistance (spesific to materials) Entered by:

 06:46 Nov 6, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
 English term or phrase: Resistivity Volume Resistivity and Surface Resistivity
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 Resistance, capacity for resistance (spesific to materials) Explanation:Surface resistivity is the resistance to leakage current along the surface of an insulating material. Volume resistivity is the resistance to leakage current through the body of an insulating material. The higher the surface/volume resistivity, the lower the leakage current and the less conductive the material is.
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5resistance>>
 Michael Estes
4Resistance, capacity for resistance (spesific to materials)
 1964
4resisting power to the flow of an electric current
 Kim Metzger

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resisting power to the flow of an electric current

Explanation:
In physics, the measure of resisting power of a specified material to the flow of an electric current. Hope this helps.

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 Kim MetzgerMexicoLocal time: 02:12Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 2249

10 mins   confidence:
Resistance, capacity for resistance (spesific to materials)

Explanation:
Surface resistivity is the resistance to leakage current along the surface of an insulating material. Volume resistivity is the resistance to leakage current through the body of an insulating material. The higher the surface/volume resistivity, the lower the leakage current and the less conductive the material is.

Reference: http://www.ptli.com/testlopedia/tests/surface-volume_res-D25...
 1964TurkeyLocal time: 11:12Native speaker of: TurkishPRO pts in pair: 8

21 hrs   confidence:
resistance>>

Explanation:
1. the longitudinal electrical resistance of a uniform rod of unit length and unit cross-sectional area : the reciprocal of conductivity

2. capacity for resisting : RESISTANCE

From Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. For a delightful illustration of how resistivity can be measured, refer to the link below.

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Reference: http://www.twinkiesproject.com/resistivity.html
 Michael EstesPRO pts in pair: 96

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