Definitions for conductionkənˈdʌk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•duc•tionkənˈdʌk ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of conducting, as of water through a pipe.

  2. the transfer of heat between two parts of a stationary system at different temperatures.

    Category: Physics

    Ref: conductivity (def. 1). 1

  3. the carrying of sound waves, electrons, heat, or nerve impulses by a nerve or other tissue.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of conduction:

1530–40; < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. conduction, conductivity(noun)

    the transmission of heat or electricity or sound


  1. conduction(Noun)

    The conveying of heat or electricity through material.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conduction(noun)

    the act of leading or guiding

  2. Conduction(noun)

    the act of training up

  3. Conduction(noun)

    transmission through, or by means of, a conductor; also, conductivity

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Conduction

    The process or act of conducting a current.

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transmission of heat etc by a conductor.

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