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What is "Electrical conductivity" - Definition & Explanation

Ability of a fiber or fabric to carry electrical charges. Fabrics with low conductivity build up static electric charges and can cling or produce static shocks. Cling and conductivity are also related to absorbency, in that water itself will conduct electricity.

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