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dielectric permittivity

1. n. []

The degree to which a medium resists the flow of electric charge, defined as the ratio of the electric displacement to the electric field strength. It is more common to use the relative dielectric permittivity.

Synonyms: dielectric constantpermittivity

See: dielectric propagation logdielectric resistivityelectromagnetic propagationpropagation resistivity