conduction

noun con·duc·tion \ kən-ˈdək-shən \

Definition of conduction

1 :the act of conducting or conveying
2 a :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

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First Known Use of conduction

1534

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CONDUCTION Defined for English Language Learners

conduction

noun

Definition of conduction for English Language Learners

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


CONDUCTION Defined for Kids

conduction

noun con·duc·tion \ kən-ˈdək-shən \

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

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conduction

noun con·duc·tion \ kən-ˈdək-shən \

medical Definition of conduction

1 a :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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