Conduction meaning

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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.

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(physics) The conveying of heat or electricity through material.
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A conveying, as of liquid through a channel, esp. in plants.
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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.
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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.
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The transmission of nerve impulses.
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The act of leading or guiding.

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Origin of conduction

  • From Old French conduction, from Latin conductio (“a bringing together”).
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