Definition of perveance in US English:

perveance

noun

Electronics
  • A parameter relating current to voltage in some thermionic diodes (e.g. in an electron gun), equal to IV −3/2, where I is the anode current and V is the anode voltage.

Origin

1920s. Perhaps from perv- + -eance, or perhaps from pervi- + -ance, after conductance, permittance, etc., with spelling in -eance after words such as permeance.

Pronunciation

perveance

/ˈpəːvɪəns/