conduction

noun con·duc·tion \ kən-ˈdək-shən \
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

  • : 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 \
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 \
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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