What is the difference between resistance and resistivity?

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Electrical resistivity (also known as resistivity, specific electrical resistance, or volume resistivity) is an intrinsic property that quantifies how strongly a given material opposes the flow of electric current. A low resistivity indicates a material that readily allows the flow of electric current.

Resistance is the property of a conductor to resist the flow of charges through it. Its SI unit is



This is the major difference between resistance and resistivity.
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