Definition of conduction
1 : the act of conducting or conveying
2a : transmission through or by means of a conductor; also : the transfer of heat through matter by communication of kinetic energy from particle to particle with no net displacement of the particles — compare convection, radiationb : conductivity
3 : the transmission of excitation through living tissue and especially nervous tissue
Recent Examples of conduction from the Web
An electrocardiogram showed dangerously irregular heartbeats and abnormal electrical conduction through her heart.
Williams Companies said the incident occurred after the six-inch wide pipeline was struck by a third-party conduction excavation.
Place a pan on that coil, and the heat of the coils will transfer through conduction directly to the pan.
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First Known Use of conduction
CONDUCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conduction for English Language Learners
: the movement of heat or electricity through something (such as metal or water)
CONDUCTION Defined for Kids
Definition of conduction for Students
1 : the act of transporting something Pipes are for the conduction of water.
2 : transmission through a conductor conduction of heat
Medical Definition of conduction
1a: transmission through or by means of a conductor; also : the transfer of heat through matter by communication of kinetic energy from particle to particle with no net displacement of the particlesb: conductivity
2: the transmission of excitation through living tissue and especially nervous tissue conduction of impulses to the brain
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