the act of conducting, as of water through a pipe.
the transfer of heat between two parts of a stationary system, caused by a temperature difference between the parts.
transmission through a conductor.
Physiology. the carrying of sound waves, electrons, heat, or nerve impulses by a nerve or other tissue.
- con·duc·tion·al, adjective
- pre·con·duc·tion, noun
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How to use conduction in a sentence
Instead, the airflow may impart more heat to your skin via conduction than it removes via enhanced evaporation.
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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
the transfer of energy by a medium without bulk movement of the medium itself: heat conduction,; electrical conduction,; sound conduction Compare convection (def. 1)
the transmission of an electrical or chemical impulse along a nerve fibre
the act of conveying or conducting, as through a pipe
physics another name for conductivity (def. 1)
- conductional, adjective
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Scientific definitions for conduction
The transfer of energy, such as heat or an electric charge, through a substance. In heat conduction, energy is transferred from molecule to molecule by direct contact; the molecules themselves do not necessarily change position, but simply vibrate more or less quickly against each other. In electrical conduction, energy is transferred by the movement of electrons or ions. Compare convection. See also radiation.
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Cultural definitions for conduction
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