Definition of permittivity in English:


Syllabification: per·mit·tiv·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌpərmiˈtivitē


The ability of a substance to store electrical energy in an electric field.
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  • He calculated that a material that had a negative permittivity and a negative permeability would also have a negative refractive index.
  • In both cases, the lowering of the local permittivity entails a free energy decrease.
  • These interactions are screened by a dielectric permittivity of the order 10.

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