Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The transmission or conveying of something through a medium or passage, especially the transmission of electric charge or heat through a conducting medium without perceptible motion of the medium itself.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In physiology, the transfer of nervous influence along a nerve-fiber or of the contractile force from point to point in muscle-tissue.
  • noun The act of guiding, directing, or leading; guidance.
  • noun The act of training up.
  • noun Transmission; conveyance; specifically, in physics, transmission of heat from points of high temperature to points of low temperature, or of electricity from points of high potential to points of low potential, from particle to particle, and to a distance, by the raising of the temperature or potential of intermediate particles, without any sensible motion of them.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of leading or guiding.
  • noun obsolete The act of training up.
  • noun (Physics) Transmission through, or by means of, a conductor; also, conductivity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun physics The conveying of heat or electricity through material.
  • noun The act of leading or guiding.
  • noun obsolete The act of training up.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the transmission of heat or electricity or sound

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin conductio ("a bringing together").

Examples

  • Hereafter, perhaps, all these modes may appear as the result of one common principle, but at present they require to be considered apart; and I will now speak of the _first_ mode, for amongst all the forms of discharge, that which we express by the term conduction appears the most simple and the most directly in contrast with insulation.

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • BUTCH MORRIS, who has been doing what he calls "conduction" for a quarter-century, has a residency at Lucky Cheng's with his 19-piece

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  • A 1D heat conduction is solved numerically for fluxes in and out of surfaces.

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  • A 1D heat conduction is solved numerically for fluxes in and out of surfaces.

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  • This particular conduction is non-sexual, although the vast majority of conductions include sex.

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  • This belief, in conduction with the distaste for direct confrontation, often leads to a passive-aggressive response to the foreign executive's orders or requests (in the form of forgetting, procrastinating, or not following through).

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  • This belief, in conduction with the distaste for direct confrontation, often leads to a passive-aggressive response to the foreign executive's orders or requests (in the form of forgetting, procrastinating, or not following through).

    Mexico - The Social Perspective

  • When thermal energy is exchanged from one particle to a nearby one by means of a collision or a movement that induces movement for example, through electrical attraction or repulsion, the process is called conduction.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • When thermal energy is exchanged from one particle to a nearby one by means of a collision or a movement that induces movement for example, through electrical attraction or repulsion, the process is called conduction.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • In semiconductors, electron mobility is strongly reduced because there are forbidden regions for the energy of the electrons that take part in conduction, the "energy gaps".

    The Nobel Prizes in Physics 1901-2000

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