Origin of conduction
OTHER WORDS FROM conductioncon·duc·tion·al, adjectivepre·con·duc·tion, noun
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How to use conduction in a sentence
The Zulu Exero features bone conduction technology that produces a light vibration against the upper cheekbone near your ear, so music is produced just for you, maintaining your situational awareness.10 unique deals that you’ll find here with better than Amazon pricing|Quinn Gawronski|June 21, 2021|Popular-Science
When water is poured into a teapot, some of its energy will move to the material in the pot through conduction.
A more profound understanding of the conditions necessary for ideal conduction felt close, and with it, a tantalizing step toward an electronics revolution.
When you do stop, sit on your pack rather than the ground, to prevent heat conduction.
I now know this was a conduction-style vaporizer, which requires a chamber to hold the steam.
But a few decades ago this same ability to disrupt nerve conduction led to a medical use: deliberate, targeted paralysis.
This small gap is a place of bad conduction and of the piling up of atoms, producing heat, burning, light.Steam Steel and Electricity|James W. Steele
With regard to the conduction of sound—it is to be noted that sound is carried astonishingly far by means of compact bodies.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
There is also a trophic differentiation, the fibres undertaking special functions of nutrition (the conduction of the sap).The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
The whole question of conduction of electricity through the earth is very perplexing.The Romance of War Inventions|Thomas W. Corbin
The transmission in the petiole of Mimosa is a phenomenon of conduction.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
British Dictionary definitions for conduction
Derived forms of conductionconductional, adjective
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A Closer Look
Heat is a form of energy that manifests itself in the motion of molecules and atoms, as well as subatomic particles. Heat energy can be transferred by conduction, convection, or radiation. In conduction heat spreads through a substance when faster atoms and molecules collide with neighboring slower ones, transferring some of their kinetic energy to them. This is how the handle of a teaspoon sticking out of a cup of hot tea eventually gets hot, though it is not in direct contact with the hot liquid. When a fluid is heated, portions of the fluid near the source of the heat tend to become less dense and expand outward, causing currents in the fluid. When these less dense regions rise, cooler portions flow in to take their place, which are then themselves subject to heating. This current flow is called convection. Many ocean currents are convection currents caused by the uneven heating of the ocean waters by the Sun. Radiation transmits heat in the form of electromagnetic waves, especially infrared waves, which have a lower frequency than visible light but a higher frequency than microwaves. Atoms and molecules in a substance struck by such radiation readily absorb the energy from these waves, thereby increasing their own kinetic energy and thus the temperature of the substance.