conduction

noun
con·​duc·​tion | \kən-ˈdək-shən \

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

b : conductivity

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

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Last but certainly not least, these bone conduction earphones will protect your hearing while dosing you with truly rich bass frequencies. Popular Mechanics, "Get Deep Black Friday Discounts on These 10 Headphones and Earbuds," 15 Nov. 2018 In ordinary conductors, the imperfect conduction of electrons heats the metal, which increases the resistance of the metal. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "“Random” noise pours cold water on room-temperature superconductivity," 13 Aug. 2018 Music and sound waves travel through bone conduction when your head hits the pillow, yet no one else can hear it. Karen Campbell, BostonGlobe.com, "Trouble sleeping? Let your senses be your guide," 12 July 2018 If the android changes the conduction pattern each time, wouldn't the actual performance be completely different from rehearsals? Billboard Japan, Billboard, "Japan's 'Scary Beauty' Android Opera is a Metaphor for Our Relationship with Tech: Interview," 2 July 2018 The Chicago resident received a master of music in orchestra conduction in 1979 from Northwestern University. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan orchestra director resigns after 18 years," 3 May 2018 Instead of transmitting sound waves through the air to the listener’s ear drums, bone conduction systems send vibrations though the jaw bones or check bones. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-enabled smart glasses," 20 Sep. 2017 Sometimes, people have issues with the conduction system of the heart. Amy Marturana, SELF, "What Your Resting Heart Rate Can Tell You About Your Fitness," 10 Dec. 2017 Specialists performed nerve conduction tests, full blood workups, exams to check muscle function, a CT of the head, an MRI of the spine, a sonogram of the heart. Bloomberg.com, "U.S. Tourists Wonder If Cuba Attacks Hit Them, Too," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of conduction

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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conduction

noun

English Language Learners Definition of conduction

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

conduction

noun
con·​duc·​tion | \kən-ˈdək-shən \

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 \

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

b : conductivity

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

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