permittivity meaning

Pronunciation:   "permittivity" in a sentence
Noun: permittivity
  1. (physics) a property of a dielectric medium that determines how well it transmits an electric field; it is determined by how much the medium polarizes in response to an electric field

Derived forms: permittivities

Encyclopedia: Permittivity

"The dielectric constant multiplied by the permittivity of empty space, where the permittivity of empty space (&egr;0) is a constant appearing in Coulomb's law, having the value of 1 in centimeter-gram-second electrostatic units, and of 8.854 "



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