air conduction

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noun

Medicine/Medical. transmission of sound vibrations to the eardrum through the external auditory meatus (opposed to bone conduction).

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air conduction

n.

The atmospheric transmission of sound to the inner ear through the external auditory canal and via structures of the middle ear.
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