conduction

noun
con·​duc·​tion | \ kən-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce conduction (audio) \

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, radiation
3 : the transmission of excitation through living tissue and especially nervous tissue

Examples of conduction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While some of the sound is transmitted through air conduction, much of the sound is internally conducted directly through your skull bones. Neel Bhatt, CNN, 15 June 2021 The bone-conduction sensor only picks up vibrations from the user’s voice and doesn’t register any ambient sound which means clearer phone calls. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Before surgery, or if the diagnosis is unclear, further testing often includes an EMG (electromyography) and nerve conduction studies. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 28 May 2021 While some of the sound is transmitted through air conduction, much of the sound is internally conducted directly through your skull bones. Neel Bhatt, The Conversation, 17 May 2021 These wet cooking methods rely on convection as heat travels in currents throughout the liquid (though the heat is initially transferred from the heat source via the pot by conduction). Washington Post, 22 May 2021 The best slow cookers are ceramic for optimal heat conduction and easy cleaning, and oval-shaped to fit larger cuts of meat. Ashley Abramson, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2021 Frying in oil is a way to cook using convection, as heat travels in currents throughout the liquid (though the heat is initially transferred from the heat source via the pot by conduction). Washington Post, 8 May 2021 The Volcano is a classic (and relatively pricey) vape that uses both convection and conduction heating to create vapor from plant material that's collected in a bag, which then inflates like a balloon. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of conduction

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of conduction was in 1534

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“Conduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conduction. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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conduction

noun

English Language Learners Definition of conduction

technical : the movement of heat or electricity through something (such as metal or water)

conduction

noun
con·​duc·​tion | \ kən-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce conduction (audio) \

Kids Definition of conduction

1 : the act of transporting something Pipes are for the conduction of water.
2 : transmission through a conductor conduction of heat

conduction

noun
con·​duc·​tion | \ kən-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce conduction (audio) \

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 particles
2 : the transmission of excitation through living tissue and especially nervous tissue conduction of impulses to the brain

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