- The definition of conduction is the movement of something such as heat or electricity through a medium or passage.
An example of conduction is using a metal rod to roast marshmallows on an open fire and feeling the heat rise through the rod from the fire to your hand.
Heat conduction helps to cook this meat.
- a conveying, as of liquid through a channel, esp. in plants
- transmission of electricity, heat, etc. through a material
- Physiol. the transmission of nerve impulses
Origin of conductionClassical Latin conductio: see conduct
(countable and uncountable, plural conductions)
From Old French conduction, from Latin conductio (“a bringing together”).