conduction

play
noun con·duc·tion \kən-ˈdək-shən\

Definition of conduction

  1. 1 :  the act of conducting or conveying

  2. 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. 3 :  the transmission of excitation through living tissue and especially nervous tissue

Recent Examples of conduction from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'conduction.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of conduction

1534

Other Electrical Engineering Terms


CONDUCTION Defined for English Language Learners

conduction

play
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

play
noun con·duc·tion \kən-ˈdək-shən\

Definition of conduction for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of transporting something Pipes are for the conduction of water.

  2. 2 :  transmission through a conductor conduction of heat


Medical Dictionary

conduction

play
noun con·duc·tion \kən-ˈdək-shən\

Medical Definition of conduction

  1. 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. 2:  the transmission of excitation through living tissue and especially nervous tissue conduction of impulses to the brain



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up conduction? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

cleverly stylish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!