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 An electric stove uses thermal conduction to transfer heat from burner to pan to food. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 1 July 2022 The bone conduction sensor picks up vibrations from the user’s body to produce clearer speech in all environments. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 28 June 2022 On a barbecue, the hot grill grates heat the food via direct contact through a process known as conduction. Kristine Nolin, The Conversation, 3 June 2022 There are several types of aphasia, including global, mixed transcortical, Broca's, transcortical motor, Wernicke's, transcortical sensory, conduction and anomic. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2022 As well as the microphones picking up the user’s voice acoustically, there’s also a microphone inside the earpiece that uses bone conduction to make the user’s voice sound even clearer. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Thanks to bone conduction and the ANC function, there’s no need for any sidetone. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 The use of the bone conduction feature means there is no need for a sidetone function and fewer problems with wind noise. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Some people prefer ear hooks, while others despise any type of hook or bone conduction headphones. Terri Williams, SELF, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of conduction

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for conduction

borrowed from Medieval Latin conductiōn-, conductiō "gathering, muster, leadership, command, hire," going back to Latin, "taking of a lease, bringing together the premises of an argument," from condūcere "to bring together, join, hire, accept a contract for" (Medieval Latin also "to lead, escort, provide a channel for [water]") + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at conduce

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25 Jul 2022

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“Conduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conduction. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for conduction

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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