conduction

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noun con·duc·tion \kən-ˈdək-shən\

Definition of conduction

  1. 1 :  the act of conducting or conveying

  2. 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 b :  conductivity

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

1534

First Known Use of conduction

1534

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CONDUCTION Defined for English Language Learners

conduction

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noun con·duc·tion \kən-ˈdək-shən\

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

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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>


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conduction

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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>


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