Permeance meaning

pûr'mē-əns
Permeance is the allowance of movement of energy or matter through something.

An example of permeance is the amount of water vapor which can be diffused through a piece of plywood.

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A measure of the ability of a magnetic circuit to conduct magnetic flux; the reciprocal of reluctance.
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A permeating or being permeated.
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The reciprocal of magnetic reluctance.
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A measure of the degree to which a material allows a fluid to permeate it.
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(physics) The reciprocal of reluctance in a magnetic circuit; the analogue of conductance in an electrical circuit.
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Origin of permeance

  • From Latin permeāre to penetrate permeate
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From stem of Latin permere (“to penetrate") +"Ž -ance
    From Wiktionary